Wednesday, September 16, 2015

New Series Based on Stephen King's 'The Mist' is Heading to Television

It looks like Stephen King has given his thumbs up regarding a television series based on his novella "The Mist." According to Deadline, the Weinstein Company’s Dimension Television is developing the series and Christian Torpe will be penning the project.

Will it be like the 2007 Frank Darabont film with the heartbreaking ending? Deadline describes the series by saying that it, "...will tell an original story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town but contains limitless havoc. From psychological terrors to otherworldly creatures, the mist causes the town residents’ darkest demons to appear forcing them to battle the supernatural event and, more importantly, each other."

We're not sure when and where the mist will roll in, but according to Bob Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, we're in for some scares, “The terror and drama in Stephen King’s novella are so vast that we felt serialized television is the best place to explore them in greater depth. With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.”

We'll keep you posted on any casting news and its air date. Of course, we'd love to know your thoughts on this endeavor.

-Larissa Mrykalo