Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’ Gets Hazy TV Series in Development
Now that CBS’ Under the Dome has finally domed its last dome, TV sorely lacks for Stephen King adaptations. Enter The Mist, as Dimension and King have given a greenlight to develop a new series based on the hazy horror novel, as well as its 2007 film adaptation.
Though no network has yet secured the rights, the new Mist TV series (that’s The Mist, not Myst) will draw inspiration from the Stephen King novella, as well as Walking Dead alum Frank Darabont’s 2007 film. The series will vent its own original tale of a mist that creeps into a small town and creates havoc, placing the town’s residents face-to-face with their darkest fears, including both psychological terrors and otherwordly demons.
RITA scribe Christian Torpe will pen the new series, with King reportedly signing off, while Dimension’s Bob Weinstein had this to say:
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.
The 2007 film is notably remembered for its ultra-bleak ending (as well as an early feature for The Walking Dead stars Melissa McBride, Jeffrey DeMunn and Laurie Holden), but what might TV bring to the table? Check out the original trailer below: