Stephen King’s chilling tale of weather-related peril, The Mist, has already inspired a major Hollywood movie and countless video games, but now it’s getting ready to wrap its tentacles around our TV screens. A new trailer for Spike’s upcoming TV adaptation has just hit the internet, and it features a more action-packed take on King’s famous novella than we’re traditionally used to seeing.
The show’s trailer and official synopsis (seen below) seem to suggest this new series will focus more on the effects the Mist has on the townsfolk than the various creatures it brings with it. But, given this adaptation will essentially be stretching out what was originally a short story into multiple hour-long episodes, a deeper dive into the background of the characters involved is to be expected.
However, most horror fans will be more concerned with how the titular Mist is portrayed on screen than how the characters are developed, but the trailer gives little away on that particular matter. The 2007 movie, starring Thomas Jane and Marcia Gay Harden did a good job of showing the fractures the Mist caused within Bridgton’s society, but it also punctuated those complexities with a series of Grade-A scares that made the entire journey incredibly memorable, and absolutely terrifying. Here’s to hoping this upcoming TV show can emulate its predecessors.
The Mist premieres on Spike TV on June 22nd. Check out the official synopsis and poster down below:
THE MIST centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down. THE MIST stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy.