There’s something creepy coming this way… oh wait, it’s just the trailer for a new adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist. Instead of a new movie adaptation, this time the story is coming to television and expanding on the world established in King’s novella and Frank Darabont’s 2007 film.
As you might expect from a ten episode series, this show won’t take place in just one location - it’s cooping up a bunch of new characters in different locales all around its small town, including a church and a mall. But though there were (spoiler alert!) creatures out in the mist in the original novella, this story has always been about the ugliness within humanity at its core, and how we react when put in high pressure situations.
Show creator Christian Torpe told that his series honors the source material, but goes in some unexpected directions. “It has a constant ebb and flow communication with the novella,” he said. “But who knows? Maybe some of the original characters will make a cameo at some point.” Bringing in some of those familiar characters we know sounds like a cool idea that will give Torpe the best of both worlds: the freedom to establish his own take on the mythology of the story, and also please fans by not entirely ignoring the source material’s characters.
Created by Christian Torpe and starring Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, and Isiah Washington Jr, The Mist debuts on Spike in the U.S. on Thursday, June 22, 2017. In the meantime, check out our list of the 20 best Stephen King movies you can't unsee.