Great news, horror fans! It looks as if Stephen King's seminal novella The Mist shall be descending upon screens once again, but this time in the form of a TV series.
Based on both the aforementioned novella and Frank Darabont's vastly underrated 2007 cinematic adaptation, the series will be produced by The Weinstein Company's subsidiary Dimension Television.
The series, which has Stephen King's blessing, is being penned by Christian Torpe, creator of the Danish TV series Rita, which is currently wrapping up its fourth season (that you can find on Netflix, if you're interested).
Deadline report that The Mist's story will be an original take, which will see the seemingly innocent mist gather in a small, sleepy town and cause absolute havoc with people's minds. The mist will prey on the inhabitants' darkest fears, dredging up psychological frights, and terrible creatures from other dimensions, and will hopefully be as creepy as heck!
Academy Award winning producer Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, naturally saved some pretty high praise for the upcoming project and its talented showrunner:
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. With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.
I'm a massive fan of Frank Darabont's interpretation of King's classic tale, so if the series turns out to be anything as thrilling as the movie, I'll be there with bells on.
Hopefully they'll bring some of the original cast back, and have the show be as outrageously bleak as the movie's well depressing ending:
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