The Mist TV Show Rolls In
We are just a few days away from Spike TV’s latest show The Mist, and I’m getting (super) excited about. The show is a reimagining of the novella written by Stephen King, which sees a small town swallowed up by a mysterious mist. The book was adapted in 2007 and it caused quite a stir as director Frank Darabont swapped Kings ambiguous ending for something more awful.
With the show on the verge of its SPIKE TV premier, the promotion for the show is ramping up. Christian Thorpe, the creator and showrunner of the The Mist spoke about the show in a recent featurette dropped by Spike.
The novel is 180 pages and it takes place over a very short time in a supermarket, In order to make it into a show, we had to change a lot of things, and at the same time we wanted to be incredibly respectful to the source material.
Where the film and book took place in just one location, the TV show will have multiple locations with lots of different characters and story lines. No Doubt we will see lots of families split and their journey to be re-united. The biggest difference will be the ideology behind the the mist itself. The source material hints at the mist spilling out from another dimension, whilst the TV series seems to place a large amount of religious (unholy) connotations of the fog.
One thing for sure, the TV’s budget surely won’t stretch to the large amount of creatures seen in the book and film, so don’t go in expecting a creature feature. You’ll notice a major lack or creatures in the trailer below. The Mist premieres on Spike TV on June 22.