This past week Spike TV premiered a first, full look at their new series The Mist based on Frank Darabont’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. The 10-episode kick-off season follows a group of residents of Bridgeville, Maine who fall prey to a looming mist that houses terrifying creatures and beyond. If the show is anything like the film, horror fans will be in for one helluva ride.
What makes the original film so incredible to behold is its gripping tension, not just from the monsters within the mist itself, but also how the horrifying event changed the mentality of those it effected. Based on the plot synopsis below, it would seem that the series will take on that premise once again. The story is not unlike The Walking Dead where an unfortunate event pits people against themselves while an unnatural terror is threatening their lives as well.
The story has been reimagined by executive producer and writer Christian Torpe and produced for Spike by The Weinstein Company’s Dimension Television. And while the film ended on a definitive note, the novella did not, which gives the series a longevity fit for the small screen.
Check out the teaser poster below:
Here’s the official plot synopsis for The Mist, courtesy of Spike:
Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike’s THE MIST centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.
Created by Christian Torpe, The Mist stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Frances Conroy. The series is set to debut on Thursday, June 22 at 10 PM on Spike.