ALYSSA SUTHERLAND ROLLS IN FOR SPIKE AND TWC-DIMENSION TELEVISION’S ‘THE MIST’

Scripted Series Based On Classic Stephen King Novella Set to Begin Production In July
10-Episode Series Debuts on Spike in 2017

Alyssa Sutherland has joined the cast of Spike’s new scripted series “The Mist.”  From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, “The Mist” goes into production this summer and airs in 2017. The announcement was jointly made today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike and Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman The Weinstein Company.

“The Mist” 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?

Sutherland will play “Eve Cunningham,” Sutherland will play “Eve Cunningham,” a wife and mother who fights to protect her teenage daughter from unknown dangers lurking both inside and outside the mist while facing down her past.

Alyssa Sutherland currently stars on History’s breakout historical drama series, “Vikings,” as Queen Aslaug.  Before joining the cast of “Vikings,” Sutherland appeared in several independent films including  “The Fortune Theory,” “Don’t Look Up,” and “Day On Fire” with Olympia Dukakis, which screened at the Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals.  On the small screen, she has appeared on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and Fox’s “New Amsterdam.”  A native of Brisbane, Australia, Sutherland began modeling at the age 15 before starting her acting career.  Sutherland is represented by UTA and Untitled.

Sutherland joins Frances Conroy, who was previously announced as playing “Nathalie,” a modern day ecological martyr.

Christian Torpe and Amanda Segel are Executive Producers of “The Mist.”

Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser are Executive Producers for TWC-Dimension Television with Megan Spanjian, Matthew Signer and Keith Levine as Producers.

Levy, Ted Gold, Senior Vice President, Scripted Original Series, and Lauren Ruggiero, Senior Director, Scripted Programming will oversee the project for Spike with Vlad Wolynetz as Co-Executive Producer.

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TWC-Dimension Television debuted its first scripted series SCREAM, an adaptation of the hit horror film franchise, which is now in its second season on MTV.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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