Stephen King’s The Mist Being Adapted as a TV Series


The amount of horror movies and stories being developed for TV right now is about to reach critical mass, but that’s not stopping the powers-that-be from moving forward with yet another… and it’s definitely not something you’d expect!  According to Deadline, The Weinstein Company’s Dimension Television has a series based on Stephen King novella The Mist in the works.

The project, which Dimension says is moving forward with King’s blessing, is from writer Christian Torpe, who created the Danish series “Rita,” which is now finishing its fourth season. Dimension TV’s Megan Spanjian, Matthew Signer, and Keith Levine will oversee the project.

As most of you will no doubt recall, The Mist was already adapted as a very well received film by MGM with Frank Darabont at the helm.  The series, on the other hand, 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.

“The terror and drama in Stephen King’s novella are so vast that we felt serialized television is the best place to explore them in greater depth,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. “With this show Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.”

We’ll have more as it comes!

themist - Stephen King's The Mist Being Adapted as a TV Series



Sign up for The Harbinger a Dread Central Newsletter