There is something in the mist! While famously known as a story by Stephen King and as a movie with rather infamous ending, The Mist is continuing to roll in, taking on TV as its next victim. The trailer for the upcoming TV show was recently released. You can watch it down below.
Doesn’t that look creepy? It looks like the TV adaptation will be taking the story to new locations, rather than just the grocery store from the original story. Show creator Christian Torpe said that fans don’t need to worry about this adaptation straying too far from the source material.
"I wanted to be respectful to the source material, but my feeling was there was already a great adaptation out there by Frank Darabont," he said in conversation with CB Pop Culture. He then went on to explain that they can still get an entire series out of a short story, “The novella is 200 pages and one location, and we needed to change that to make an ongoing series. But we wanted to remain faithful to the heart of the story.”
Instead of focusing on those trapped in one location, the series will examine how different groups of people react to being trapped in the mist, including a shopping mall. Apparently each individual story all depends on who is leading their particular group, with conflicts arising from such modern day issues such as sex and politics. Torpe certainly makes it sound like nothing is off limits, revealing that the series will deal with religion, homophobia, and sexism.
“I thought it was incredibly timely to do a show about what people do when they are blinded by fear. We look around at what’s going on in the world, and everyone is constantly looking for someone to blame, or someone to lead them to the promised land.”
Will you be tuning in to The Mist?