Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’ receives a TV pilot order

Stephen King's The MistYou may know of Stephen King’s The Mist from either the 2007 film adaptation or the original 1980’s story.

Well soon, you just might know it from Spike’s TV series adaptation. The TV channel has ordered a series pilot for a potential series pickup.

The premise takes place entirely in a Maine grocery store, where its residents are forced to remain when a strange fog blankets the whole town. But it wouldn’t be a Stephen King creation without creatures thrown into the mix mist.

Spike executive Sharon Levy guarantees that the TV series will be “a compelling series unlike anything else on television.” It will certainly be unlike anything the channel itself has created. If picked up for a full series order, The Mist would be its first dramatic series since changing gears from its original male dominated programming.

Excited about this potential upcoming series? Nervous about how Spike will adapt King’s work? For me personally, I’m interested to know how The Mist will work as a long-running TV series. There’s only so long the group can be confined to a single location in a 10-22 episode span. Perhaps the show can explore how the small town copes once the mist disappears?