Master of Horror Stephen King is getting a lot of love from the film industry with another TV series in development, The Mist TV series. Dimension Television (Scream TV series) is developing the TV series with Christia Torpe writing. The series will merge the best from 1980 The Mist novel and the 2007 movie adaptation. Sources say that Stephen King is happy with what is going on and gave his blessings. The Wrap reported “the series will tell an original story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town but contains limitless havoc. From psychological terrors to otherworldly creatures, the mist causes the town residents’ darkest demons to appear forcing them to battle the supernatural event and, more importantly, each other.” I am stoked to see what develops but hope they do not drag on a series with fillers.
The Mist synopsis (via StephenKing.com):
David Drayton, his son Billy, and their neighbor Brent Norton head to the local grocery store to replenish supplies following a freak storm. Once there, they and other local citizens are trapped by a strange mist that has enveloped the town and in which strange creatures are lurking. As the mist takes its toll on the nerves of those trapped in the store, a religious zealot, Mrs. Carmody begins to play on their fears to convince them that this is God’s vengeance for their sins and that a sacrifice must be made and two groups--those for and those against--are aligned. When it is realized that staying in the store may prove fatal, a small group including the Draytons, store employee Ollie Weeks, Amanda Dumfries, Irene Reppler, and Dan Miller attempt to make their escape. They find that what’s "out there" may be worse than what they left behind.
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