Dimension Television announced that they were bringing The Mist, based on the classic Stephen King novella and film by Frank Darabont, to television. Now it is been confirmed that the Viacom-owned cable network Spike has given a pilot order for the show.
Stephen King has given his blessing to the project, Using the book and movie as influences, the series tells an original story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town but contains limitless havoc. From psychological terrors to otherworldly creatures, the mist causes the town residents’ darkest demons to appear forcing them to battle the supernatural event and, more importantly, each other.
“We are excited to be in business with Spike on their first scripted production pilot and working with the very talented Christian Torpe to further explore Stephen King’s classic novella and bring this riveting series to television audiences,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films.
“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,” Weinstein said previously. “With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.”