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THE MIST: Horror Series Acquires Frances Conroy [Spike]

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Frances Conroy signs on to appear in The Mist. The American Horror Story and Six Feet Under actress will star in the upcoming Spike television series based on the Stephen King novella of the same name.

Having appeared in all but one season of the aforementioned American Horror Story, Conroy has enough background in the genre to hold her own in the planned program, which begins shooting this summer and is set to make its debut next year.

Spike’s take on The Mist will not be the first time the material has been adapted for another media form. In 2007, the book was made into a film that turned a healthy profit and earned positive reviews from critics:

Based on the Stephen King novella, The Mist tells a harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates immense havoc. Conroy has been cast in the role of “Nathalie,” a modern day ecological martyr. While she is seemingly more connected to nature than most people, her instincts about her fellow humans are dead on.

Conroy is best known for playing Ruth Fisher on the television series Six Feet Under which netted her a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She has also appeared in the first four seasons of American Horror Story and was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Myrtle Snow in American Horror Story: Coven.

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Reggie Peralta

An aspiring writer, longtime film junkie, and former disc jockey (where I graduated with a BA in Political Science), I've made the jump from penning book reviews and current events editorials for to writing movie and TV news and reviews.

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