The Mist is an upcoming science fiction-horror thriller television series created by Christian Torpe for Spike. It is based on the horror novella of the same name by Stephen King. The first season is scheduled to premiere on June 22, 2017, and will consist of ten episodes.
An unexplained mist slowly envelopes the city of Bridgeville, Maine, creating an almost impenetrable cloak of visibility. The residents of the town soon learn the situation is even more precarious as hidden within the mist are numerous monsters of various sizes that attack and kill anything that moves.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Morgan Spector as Kevin Copeland
- Frances Conroy as Nathalie Raven
- Alyssa Sutherland as Eve Copeland
- Gus Birney as Alex Copeland
- Dan Butler as Father Romanov
- Luke Cosgrove as Jay Heisel
- Danica Curcic as Mia Lambert
- Okezie Morro as Bryan Hunt
- Darren Pettie as Connor Heisel
- Russell Posner as Adrian Garff
- Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as Gus Bradley
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1.||"Pilot"||Adam Bernstein||Christian Torpe||June 22, 2017|
|2.||"Withdrawal"||David Boyd||Story by:Christian Torpe|
Teleplay by: Peter Macmanus
|June 29, 2017|
|3.||"Show and Tell"||Nick Murphy||Peter Biegen||July6, 2017|
|4.||"Pequod"||T.J. Scott||Andrew Wilder||July 13, 2017|
|5.||"The Waiting Room"||Richard Laxton||Amanda Segel and Christian Torpe||July 20, 2017|
|6.||"The Devil You Know"||TBA||TBA||July 27, 2017|
|7.||"Over the River and Through the Woods"||TBA||TBA||August 3, 2017|
|8.||"The Law of Nature"||TBA||TBA||August 10, 2017|
|9.||"The Waking Dream"||TBA||TBA||August 17, 2017|
|10.||"The Tenth Meal"||TBA||TBA||August 24, 2017|
Following the release of Frank Darabont's film adaptation of The Mist in 2007, executive producers Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein announced plans to develop a miniseries based on the film. In November 2013, Bob Weinstein announced that a 10-part miniseries would begin production under their Dimension Television banner. It was unclear if film director Darabont would be involved in the series and the development remained stagnant for a period of time.
In September 2015, nearly two years after the project was announced, Dimension Television announced they had signed screenwriter Christian Torpe to pen the entire series. In February 2016, Spike picked up the pilot. In April 2016, it was announced a deal had been reached with Spike to air the entire series. In July 2016, the production company announced the series had been cast and gone into production in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The ten episodes of the first season were reportedly produced on a budget of approximately $23 million dollars. The government of Nova Scotia announced in July 2016 that it would contribute $5.9 million for the series. The production marks the biggest entertainment production to ever shoot in the province.
In July 2016, Dimension Television announced Morgan Spector would play the lead character of Kevin Copeland. Other cast members announced included Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.