LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) — Spike TV has given a full series order to their television adaption of Stephen King’s The Mist.
According to Deadline, the network decided to go straight to series after hearing the pitch and reading the script.
“From the brilliant mind of Stephen King and the incredible production team at TWC-Dimension TV, The Mist will take audiences on a thrilling ride through a small town grappling with a mysterious and shocking horror,” said executive vice president of original series at Spike TV.
The Mist, based on the King novel of the same name about a deadly mist that overtakes a small town, will be the network’s first original scripted series in 10 years. Executive producer Christian Torpe is spearheading the project and is also taking over scripting duties.
“Christian and the entire team at TWC-Dimension TV have crafted the framework for a compelling and distinctive series that will resonate with Spike’s expanding audience,” Levy continued.
The Mist is set to premiere on Spike sometime in 2017 with 10 hour-long episodes planned for the drama’s first season.
A film adaptation of The Mist directed by Frank Darabont was released in 2007 by Dimension Films.