Last April, we brought you news of a TV series based on the horror film The Mist (adapted from Stephen King’s short story of the same name) is currently in the works over at Spike. To recap:
“From the brilliant mind of Stephen King and the incredible production team at TWC-Dimension TV, ‘The Mist’ will take audiences on a thrilling ride through a small town grappling with a mysterious and shocking horror,” said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV. “Christian and the entire team at TWC-Dimension TV have crafted the framework for a compelling and distinctive series that will resonate with Spike’s expanding audience.”
Today, Spike announced that they have landed a producer/director for the series, and he’s no stranger to horror on television: David Boyd (who has directed 8 episodes of The Walking Dead) will helm the new series.
Spike plans on producing 10 1-hour episodes of The Mist for release in 2017. The cast includes: Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
In the original The Mist (released in 2007, Directed by Frank Darabont): After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Terror mounts as deadly creatures reveal themselves outside, but that may be nothing compared to the threat within, where a zealot (Marcia Gay Harden) calls for a sacrifice.