I still haven’t gotten around to reading Stephen King’s “The Mist,” but that Frank Darabont film sure screwed me up pretty good. It’s the rare film that I absolutely love and will never watch again because of how it left me feeling. So I’m really curious to see if a TV series based on the book can invoke the same feeling.
From what I understand Darabont’s film took some sharp departures from King’s book and it looks like this upcoming series might be doing the same thing. For instance, it’s unclear if there are actual monsters in the mist or if the mist is bringing out inner-demons, but it seems pretty clear that this mist has some psychological effect on people based on what’s said in the trailer.
Here’s how Spike describes the upcoming series:
Based on a story by Stephen King, 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 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 Mist” will appear on Spike on June 22nd. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.