Amazing news that Dimension Television is developing a TV series based on Stephen King novella The Mist. Deadline report that the show, which was turned into a film back in 2007, has King’s blessing.

“The terror and drama in Stephen King’s novella are so vast that we felt serialized television is the best place to explore them in greater depth,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. “With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.”

CBS’s Recently cancelled  Under the Dome, another King adaptation that made it into its third series. It’s possible that successful MTV series Scream has spurred Dimension Television into the horror TV genre.

Frank Darabont made an fantastic adaption of the King short story and I have always felt that it was as close to the novella as you could possible get, apart from the dark ending. In Kings collection The Skeleton Crew, of which the mist was the first and largest story, nearly all the tales ended ambiguously. It’s ending saw the survivors riding off into the mist, with little hope of survival. If the TV series decides to explore this world beyond the supermarket and further the character’s story, I think that would work very well.

The Mist is just one of many films getting a TV adaption, a list you can see here.

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