The TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist is still very much alive folks. Even though there hasn’t been much news on the series in the last couple of months. But it definitely sounds like the creators are cooking up something really good.
In a recent interview with Lilja’s Library, Christian Torpe showrunner of The Mist TV series dropped a fresh update on the series and expressed no interest of retreading Frank Darabont’s 2007 film of the same name. In fact, Torpe wants to create something completely different.
It is not the same story as in the book and the movie, nor is it the same characters – but fans of the story will still see clear parallels… Some things are exactly the same, some are totally different. Some things you think are the same as in the original, but turn out to be something else entirely.
At the very moment, The Mist is being developed as an ongoing series. Obviously, if it’s a hit with viewers then there’s lots of potential the series could be renewed for more seasons. According to Stephen King, the pilot is already “pretty damn good.”
He was such a gentleman, incredibly generous in terms of the changes I have made. He has also read and seen the pilot and thought it was “pretty damn good”.
The cast includes Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
The Mist is set to premiere on June 22, 2017 on Spike TV, a decade after Durabont’s film adaptation from 2007.
About The Mist
The Mist tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear?