Stephen King’s The Mist returns again.
Spike TV — the go-to channel for anyone at the gym; home of Jon Taffer — has ordered the second adaptation of the 1980 novel straight to a 10-episode series that will debut in summer 2017.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the network was so impressed with the series pitch and script that they opted to go straight to series rather than proceed with a typical pilot order.”
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The story centers on a small Maine town that’s seduced by a dangerous mist (duh) that carries some horrifying Lovecraft-esque creatures within. Much of the action is localized in a grocery store.
King’s chilling tale was technically first adapted as one hell of a radio play and eventually into a 2007 feature film by Frank Darabont starring Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden, and Marcia Gay Harden.
Christian Torpe (Rita) will write the series and serve as executive producer. Right now, it doesn’t appear to be a limited series, which might not bode so well given how CBS similarly adapted the ill-fated, Under the Dome.
But we’ll see. Or try to. It’s mist, after all.