Spike is building out the cast for its straight-to-series drama The Mist, based on the Stephen King novella, adding eight actors ahead of start-of-production later this summer. Joining the cast are Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove and Danica Curcic.
The Mist, from TWC-Dimension Television, tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear?
Pettie plays Connor Heisel the local alpha male, town sheriff and father to local football superstar Jay. He struggles to maintain order in an increasingly chaotic and dangerous situation, finding himself up against many who have it out for his accused son. Pettie’s latest film, The Scarecrow, premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. In television, Pettie was last seen on The Good Wife. He’s repped by TalentWorks and Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta Management.
Morro is Jonah Dixon,” a military man with amnesia. He can’t remember who he is. As the truth about his identity unravels, shocking secrets will be revealed. Morro’s film credits include Red Tails and World War Z, and TV credits include MTV’s Shuga and BBC’s New Tricks. He’s repped by United Agents in London and NB Management in LA.
Posner will play Adrian Garff, an insecure young teenager who comes to the defense of his best friend Alex, after she is the victim of a brutal crime. A witness to the crime, he finds himself at the center of a controversy which threatens to rip apart the community. Russell Posner starred in 2015 Sundance pic The D Train, and had supporting roles in Louder Than Bombs and John Turturo’s Fading Gigolo with Woody Allen. Posner is repped by Authentic and the Gersh Agency.
Whitlock, Jr. is Gus Redman, a local mall manager. When a new society forms from the mist survivors at the mall, Gus will have to decide if he will take the role of leader and exactly how far he will go to keep order. Whitlock recently completed filming Warner Bros Chips, directed by Dax Shepard, and indie film Human People. He’s repped by CornerStone Talent Agency and Liebman Entertainment.
Birney plays Alex Cunningham, the teenage daughter of Kevin and Eve Cunningham. She’s always been the ‘good daughter,’ but her over-protective mother helps to kick-start a rebellious streak. Birney is currently appearing in The Rose Tattoo at the Williamstown Theater Festival opposite Marisa Tomei. She is repped by CESD and Suskin Management.
Butler is Father Romanov, a priest who is caught in between modernity and tradition, he has lost his faith but clings to the ritual. Butler’s credits include Silence of the Lambs, Crazy, Stupid Love, Frasier and Prayers for Bobby. He’s rep;ped by CESD and Station 3.
Cosgrove is Jay Heisel,” a popular local football superstar and the son of the town sheriff who finds himself accused of a heinous crime. This is Cosgrove’s first television role. He’s repped by Authentic and BMEG in Australia.
Curcic plasy Mia Lambert, a drug-addicted woman on the run and in search of a mysterious stash of money. Curcic’s upcoming films include the WWII drama Across the Waters and Darling and Norwegian TV series Nobel. She’s repped by Untitled.