Spike has released a trailer for The Mist, an eerie new TV series that tests the sanity of a small town.
“I felt something…”
“What do you feel”
“That it new me”
The Mist is based on the Stephen King novella, and centres around a family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout, an eerie mist rolls in, cutting them off from the rest of the world, and at times, each other.
The creators of the new series, Christian Torpe and writers Alyssa Sutherland, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Bill Carr, have their work cut out for them, as the series follows in the footsteps of Frank Darabont‘s 2007 film and its seriously messed-up ending. Unlike the well-known film, however, the upcoming show will leave behind the idea of the grocery store as a main location, delving deeper into the lives of the small town folk and taking an approach that will be better adapted for the small screen.
“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,” series creator Christian Torpe said in an interview with EW.
Instead of one central hub, the show will take place in several locations described as ‘pressure cookers’ under the influence of different leaders. Each location will come up with their own set of theories about what is really going on. The adaptation will also showcase more sex than its predecessors, opting to explore the way the deed can bring out the dark side in people.
The Mist stars Morgan Spector (Split), Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings), alongside Gus Birney, Danica Curcic and Okezie Morro.
The Mist will arrive on Spike June 22nd. Check out the trailer below: