The first trailer for Spike’s television adaption of The Mist has been released and looks like the characters are in for a ride.
Based on the 200-page novella written by Stephen King, the series is set in a small town when a creepy fog suddenly rolls into town filled with otherworldly predators and wreaks havoc on the townies. Since the original source material focused on the town taking shelter in the mall, the series will instead expand further and feature multiple locations to allow for more point of views.
“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.”
The trailer depicts religion and the talk of judgment day, mind control, sex, bloody faces and of course, the creepy mist as it rolls into town.
Starring Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Wire), Darren Pettie (Mad Men) and Frances Conroy (American Horror Story). The Mist premieres June 22 on Spike.
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