Novelist Stephen King is on a roll. Right on the heels of social media’s excitement (and terror) over the film adaptation of his novel It, his novella The Mist is now getting the TV treatment. Previously, it was adapted into a well-received film.
Watch the trailer of the series below:
The Mist tells the story of a town that is mysteriously enveloped by a mist that hides supernatural creatures. It was first published in 1980 as part of the horror anthology Dark Forces, and a slightly edited version was included in another anthology, called Skeleton Crew, in 1985. In 2007, it was adapted into a film, which Rotten Tomatoes calls a “truly frightening experience.” To coincide with the release of the film, King re-published The Mist as a standalone novella.
According to King, he was inspired to write the story when a thunderstorm happened at the town he was living in. The following day, he was at a supermarket with his son, and imagined that a “big prehistoric flying reptile” was flying around the store. By the time the two were at the cashier, the novelist already had the basis of his story.
The film adaptation has a different ending compared to the novella, but the TV adaptation aims to combine both. The series will star Alyssa Sutherland, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Bill Carr, Gus Birney, and Luke Cosgrove.
It will premiere June 22 on Spike, a cable network in the US.