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Spike pulls the plug on Stephen King's The Mist

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Sep 27, 2017

Even though it often seems we're being inundated with an insane amount of golden Stephen King projects on the big and small screen, not all of them will float, as evidenced by Spike unexpectedly cancelling their sci-fi horror series, The Mist.

Based on the 1980 King novella and first adapted by Frank Darabont into a fairly entertaining feature from 2007 (watch the excellent black-and-white cut someday), the TV show was cursed with low ratings following its premiere and a general disinterest with a profusion of over-crowded genre offerings everywhere you turn. Today, a little more than three months after its debut on June 22, Spike TV sadly announced there would be no Season 2.

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Starring Morgan Spector and Frances Conroy, the original series was unfortunately also caught up in Spike's parent company, Viacom's, widespread rebranding campaign moving into 2018 as Spike becomes re-christened as the Paramount Network.

According to THR, The Mist struggled to attain the rank of cable TV's top 30 scripted shows and drew less than 800,000 viewers per episode down the summer stretch.

No word on whether or not The Mist might find new life on an another network or streaming platform, but for ardent fans of the frightful series, it never hurts to hope.

Are you sorry The Mist is fading away or did you even notice its short-lived terror?

(Via Bloody Disgusting)

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