Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’ Gets TV Series Treatment
American cable and satellite television channel Spike has given a pilot order for a drama series based on Stephen King’s The Mist, from Dimension Television. The series tells a harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates havoc.
The Mist marks Spike’s first pilot order since the network returned to the scripted space. The Mist is written and executive produced by Christian Torpe, creator of the hit Danish drama Rita.
Dimension previously adapted The Mist as a movie in 2007. The company took a similar approach with its Scream feature franchise, which it remade as a series for MTV, now in production on its second season.
“We are excited to be in business with Spike on their first scripted production pilot and working with the very talented Christian Torpe to further explore Stephen King’s classic novella and bring this riveting series to television audiences,” said Bob Weinstein, cochairman of The Weinstein Company.