“There’s something in the mist,” warns a voice in the first trailer of Spike TV’s upcoming series, “The Mist”. “That’s what it does, it screws with your mind.”
Based on Stephen King’s classic novella, the new 10-episode series follows the people living in Bridgeville, Maine. As their small town becomes engulfed by a mysterious fog, they realise that they have as much to fear what’s within them as they do with the unknown threats out there.
The synopsis for “The Mist” is as follows:
“Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike’s ‘The Mist’ centres 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.”
Those of you familiar with the 2007 movie (and its super messed-up ending) will be pleased to know that the new adaptation will depart from the original ending starting with the story’s premise.
As you can see from the trailer below, the story’s setting no longer just takes place in a grocery store. “I wanted to be respectful to the source material, but my feeling was there was already a great adaptation out there by Frank Darabont,” creator Christian Torpe told Entertainment Weekly.
“The novella is 200 pages and one location, and we needed to change that to make an ongoing series. But we wanted to remain faithful to the heart of the story,” he added. “The Mist” stars a new crop of characters that will explore some real everyday hatred and fear throughout season 1.
Watch the thrilling visual:
“The Mist” will debut on Spike TV on 22nd June.