Stephen King's The Mist Adaptation Scores Pilot Order at Spike

Cloudy with a chance of creatures is the latest forecast at Spike.

The cable network has given a pilot order to an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist, a tale of “seemingly innocuous” surface clouds that “seep into a small town and create immense havoc.”

The Mist got the big-screen treatment in 2007, with Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Andre Braugher and Laurie Holden headlining the ensemble cast.

Spike’s new pilot is written and executive-produced by Danish scribe Christian Torpe.

Is your interest piqued by the idea of The Mist as a TV series? Hit the comments and discuss!

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  1. Tiffany says:

    Still no report on the Pendergast series being adapted for Spike?

  2. Cool movie. I wonder if the series will explain what the movie left unexplained.

    • NM says:

      The movie didn’t leave anything unexplained if you’re making reference to ‘The Mist’. It was stated by the solider (Jessup) that the military was experimenting with a project (known as ‘Arrowhead Project’) that was allowing them to access different dimensions. These experiments opened up a portal to other another world in which they could not close, thus ‘The Mist’ was created and spread throughout the town. In an alternative scene where David does not shoot and kill his child, Amanda (Holden), the elderly man (Dunn) and elderly woman (Sternhagen), it shows ‘The Mist’ actually spread throughout the entire world.

  3. mary says:

    Still waiting for The Dark Tower…..

  4. Jake says:

    Can’t see this working as an ongoing series just because it has Stephen King’s name on it. (See Dome, Under the). There was just barely enough plot for a movie, and the movie had one of the most reviled endings in movie history.

  5. acmesco says:

    Loved the book – loved the movie UP UNTIL they changed the ending, when the hero, who had bravely and audaciously faced every challenge, suddenly, inexplicably and completely “out of character” decided to mercy kill himself, his son and the others he was with – just before the “marines” show up and save everyone. Came off totally random – like some sophomoric producer’s idea of “wouldn’t that be cool.”

    • NM says:

      In an alternative scene where David does not shoot and kill his child, Amanda (Holden), the elderly man (Dunn) and elderly woman (Sternhagen), it shows ‘The Mist’ actually spread throughout the entire world and David does not kill his son and the others. Speaking of which, David did not kill himself as there were not enough bullets in the gun.

  6. JRS831 says:

    If this is done well, (and that’s a big IF as adapating Stephen King novels and short stories to tv or film is tough for even the best writers, the series could be a lot of fun. Looking forward to giving it a try.

  7. TV is so good in this day and age, I think this will be amazing. I love the movie, despite its cheesiness.

  8. Sarah96 says:

    I like the movie and I hate that ending so hopefully this will be good :)

  9. N8frogg78 says:

    Loved the movie (and the ending). Never understood the hate.
    Hope this does well. Being on Spike may help.