There’s something spooky in the depths of the fog and Spike TV is going to shine a light on it. The network ordered 10 one-hour episodes for an adaptation of Stephen King’s novella The Mist. The series is set to premiere next year. The Mist has been in development since late last year. The pilot was written by Christian Torpe (Rita), who is also producing.
“From the brilliant mind of Stephen King and the incredible production team at TWC-Dimension TV, The Mist will take audiences on a thrilling ride through a small town grappling with a mysterious and shocking horror,” Sharon Levy, Spike TV’s executive vice president of Original Series, said in a statement.
“Christian [Torpe] and the entire team at TWC-Dimension TV have crafted the framework for a compelling and distinctive series that will resonate with Spike’s expanding audience. We have been fortunate to produce and distribute two of Stephen King‘s films, 1408 and The Mist, and are pleased to continue that relationship by making The Mist into a TV series,” said Bob Weinstein, co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company. “We’ve had an incredible experience developing the series with Christian, Sharon and her team and are eager to make this series a signature show for Spike.”
The Mist tells the story of an encroaching ominous cloud that creeps into a small town in New England. There are things hidden in the midst of the mist.
The order comes about three weeks after the network the showrunner for the straight-to-series drama Red Mars left the project. Spike also began production on their first scripted series in over ten years, the straight-to-series drama Harvest.
Spike TV ordered The Mist pilot for February.
By Tony Sokol