The Mist: Frances Conroy to star
Frances Conroy will star in Spike’s upcoming scripted series The Mist, EW has confirmed.
Best known for her role as Six Feet Under‘s Ruth Fisher and her multi-faceted turns in American Horror Story, the Emmy-nominated actress will lead The Mist as Nathalie, a modern-day ecological martyr with killer instincts about other humans.
The show is adapted from Stephen King’s 1980 horror novella of the same name, tracing the aftermath of a small town as a mysterious mist settles in and wreaks havoc. The story was previously made into a 2007 film by Frank Darabont and starring Thomas Jane.
Conroy currently appears in Hulu’s Casual. The Mist is set for a 2017 premiere, with production beginning this summer.
The Hollywood Reporter was first to report Conroy’s casting news.