Stephen King’s The Mist is coming to television! Spike TV’s adaptation will diverge quite a bit from both the original novella and the 2007 film adaptation. As the show’s creator, Christian Torpe, told Entertainment Weekly, “I wanted to be respectful to the source material, but my feeling was there was already a great adaptation out there by Frank Darabont.” The new trailer shows off an expanded cast of characters, and even tosses out a few theories about the sinister Mist’s origin.
Check out the full trailer below!
The show will add new members to Stephen King’s cast of characters, and use the series format to expand on what was a tight 200-page-long novella—instead of all gathering into a single grocery store, disparate groups of survivors will huddle up in a church, a mall, and a few other locations, and various people try to exploit the Mist for their own gains. This will all create a series of pressure points as The Mist brings out people’s deepest flaws, as well as mining all of Stephen King’s usual commentary on class and gender issues. You can read more about the show over at EW!