Summer is traditionally a time when many TV networks “go quiet” with their new programming since they feel that families traveling and enjoying the season may not be able to keep up on new episodes of shows (and give the networks the ratings they desire). For entrepreneuring cable networks, however, the “counter-culture” aspect of programming means that many of them actually target the Summer months to unleash their new content, when there is obviously a dearth of competition.
Such is what the Spike TV network has chosen to with ‘The Mist,’ its new horror/drama series. The cable network seems to be choosing its words very carefully when it comes to the show: all of their promo material makes very sure to say “From a story by Stephen King,” and not simply “Stephen King’s The Mist” or some variation thereof. But this is probably done with good reason: fans who have read the book or seen the 2007 big-screen adaptation know to expect certain things from the story, but it seems that Spike may be focusing on other aspects in their version.
Viewers don’t have long to wait in order to find out what the differences may be, as the show debuts with its pilot episode in just a few weeks. Ahead of this, Spike has released a final trailer for the 10-episode first season. Take a peek at the chilling video below, and get that microwave popcorn ready to watch ‘The Mist’ when it debuts later this month on Spike!
Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike’s THE MIST centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down. THE MIST stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Frances Conroy.
‘The Mist’ premieres Thursday, June 22nd, on the Spike TV network.
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