The Mist Episode 1.1 “Pilot”
Created & Written by Christian Torpe
Directed by Adam Bernstein
Starring Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Frances Conroy
Network: Spike TV
Air date: June 22, 2017
In 2007, Frank Darabont brought Stephen King‘s novella The Mist to the big screen and created one of the most jaw-dropping horror films in memory. The story was simple enough: a mysterious mist engulfs a small Maine town. The townfolk flock to a supermarket as monsters begin devouring those left outside. The monsters from the mist end up producing monsters inside as the people quickly turn to fanaticism and violence on each other. The film’s ending is one of legends. I won’t spoil it, but those in my theater were left speechless and motionless throughout the entire credits. A decade later, Danish writer/director Christian Torpe brings the King work to the small screen for a ten-episode run on Spike TV. The Mist is the first of three major adaptations of King’s work coming this year with The Dark Tower due out in theaters in August and the remake of It in September.
We just saw the first look at the new Pennywise the Clown in the upcoming movie adaptation of Stephen King‘s It. Now comes news related to another project based on the work of King, a TV series based on The Mist.
We first heard about The Mist back in September of last year. Now, a bunch of castings have been announced for the upcoming Spike TV series, nine of them to be exact. Continue below to find out who was cast and what characters they’re playing.
Not often would I call a weekend surrounded by the living dead a ton of fun, but that was Walker Stalker Con in Edison New Jersey. Featuring the stars of AMC’s hit The Walking Dead, as well as some other special guests, Walker Stalker Con brought cast members old and new, alive and dead… together. While Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) and Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) were the major attractions, many of the show’s biggest supporting stars were there as well, including Hershel (Scott Wilson), Andrea (Laurie Holden) and Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn). When my wife and I met with DeMunn for a photo opportunity I had a chance to speak with the actor briefly.
A new TV series is being developed based on Stephen King‘s 1980 short story The Mist, which was adapted into a movie directed by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Walking Dead) in 2007.
The series is being developed by The Weinstein Company’s Dimension Television, with Danish writer Christian Torpe, who created and writes the series Rita and also wrote for shows Store drÃ¸mme and Park Road, as well as the movie Stille hjerte.