Over the weekend, Spike TV and Dimension shared an extensive set of stills from their upcoming series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist, which will premiere in June.
King’s 1980 novella tells of a small Maine town that, after a big storm, is enveloped in a mist that harbours otherworldly creatures. The story was previously adapted by director Frank Darabont for his acclaimed 2007 film.
Spike’s series will follow a number of scattered groups of people struggling to survive as the mist draws in. Morgan Spector plays Kevin Copeland, cut off from his wife Eve (Alyssa Sutherland), who is trapped in a mall with their daughter and the man who raped her; Okezie Morro plays amnesia-sufferer Jonah who struggles to find allies; and Frances Conroy plays Natalie, whose theories about the origin of the mist lead to conflict with her small community of survivors.
In reference to Darabont’s film, executive producer Christian Torpe said back in January that “…we talk about it as doing the ‘Fargo’ approach, where the movie and the TV show is the same, but it’s different. It’s like a weird, twisted cousin to the original source material.”
The Mist centres 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 premieres in the US on Spike on Thursday, June 22nd, at 10pm ET/PT.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)