Last Fall, it was revealed that Dimension Television was developing a TV series based on the classic Stephen King novella, The Mist. An original scripted series, which tells a “harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates immense havoc.” Now, Spike TV has ordered a production pilot. According to a press release, this will be the first production pilot for a Spike scripted dramatic series since the network’s shift towards general entertainment.
Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike, said:
We are thrilled to join forces with the incredibly creative Christian Torpe and Dimension Films to develop Stephen King’s enthralling novella to a compelling series unlike anything else on television.
In addition, Bob Weinstein, Co-Chariman The Weinstein Company also revealed his thoughts on working with Spike TV for The Mist:
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.
Christian Torpe serves as the Executive Producer for Spike’s The Mist. Torpe created the successful show RITA in Denmark, now finishing its fourth season, and has developed programming for both Showtime and AMC.