Spike has revealed a first eerie trailer and a batch of foreboding pics for their upcoming TV series The Mist.
The 10-episode drama is based on Stephen King’s 1980 horror novella about a small Maine town (the author’s locale of choice) suddenly shrouded in a mist that’s hiding some unearthly monsters. The book was most recently adapted for the big screen by former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont back in 2007 and starred Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden and Laurie Holden.
Here’s how the press release describes the gist of the story: “When the residents of Bridgeville, Maine find themselves engulfed by a foreboding mist containing a myriad of inexplicable and bizarre threats, their humanity is put to the test.”
The Mist is penned and executive-produced by Christian Torpe (Rita, Hjørdis) and 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. Below is the official synopsis:
Spike’s 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 trailer definitely looks all kinds of awesome and creepy and foreboding and it’s going to be very interesting to see what changes were made for the TV series, compared to the novella and the movie. Check it out below, and let us know what you think. Will you be tuning in?
The Mist is set to premiere on June 22 at 10 p.m. on Spike.