One of my favorite Stephen King stories is The Mist and a series adaptation of it was announced back in 2015. Well, today the first eerie trailer has rolled in and I like what I'm seeing so far. As you'll see, the series doesn't follow the exact story that King wrote, but I understand they had to change some things up for the series. After watching the trailer, it wasn't hard for me to embrace those changes. It just helps open the world up more and I think it has potential to be a great show that will offer up some intensity and scares. I'm totally looking forward to watching it!
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.
In an interview with EW, series creator Christian Torpe talked about his version of the story Explaining:
“I wanted to be respectful to the source material, but my feeling was there was already a great adaptation out there by Frank Darabont. 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.
“We establish different little pressure cookers under the influence of whoever the leader would be in those locations. Each of them come up with different theories or beliefs about what’s going on. Eventually, the story lines will dovetail and turn into conflicts.
“Unfortunately, I thought it was incredibly timely to do a show about what people do when they are blinded by fear. We look around at what’s going on in the world, and everyone is constantly looking for someone to blame, or someone to lead them to the promised land. They find people to hate, either because of their gender or race or faith. Those are elements we tap into — how fear drives things like misogyny and homophobia.”
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. The series is set to premiere on Thursday, June 22nd on Spike. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think!