The Mist will premiere on Spike TV later this month. To prepare viewers for what to expect, a new trailer was released. Based on what is shown in the video clip, it looks pretty terrifying and many other online news outlets agree. Also, find out everything that is known so far about what is being described as a “reimagination” of the movie.
It was exciting when Stephen King’s short story, The Mist, was made into a movie. Although the ending was shocking and traumatic for some viewers, many people enjoyed the film. When the news was announced that it was being adapted into a television series, people weren’t sure how to react. It could either be a huge hit or a disappointing flop. With the premiere date getting closer, more information is being released, including a brand new trailer. As TV Guide noted, it looks horrifying and Bloody Disgusting raved about the video clip.
For those that are not familiar, Spike TV released the synopsis, which gives a short description of what the series is about.
“Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike’s ‘The Mist’ centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout, an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other. Family, friends, and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.”
So far, there are five video clips promoting the television series. Not all of them are sneak peeks. One goes through the influences of Stephen King and another is a short teaser. All of them can be viewed on the network’s official website.
In the newest trailer for The Mist, which is titled “Out There,” a soldier warns police that something is coming. At first, they try to calm him down, but when he goes after the weapons, they lock him up. As they place him in a jail cell, the soldier screams that “it’s coming.”
Next, it is revealed that six people died, presumably killed by a bear. One woman in town doesn’t believe it and seems to be quietly warning others that something fearful is coming. Then, there is the girl that is stuck at the mall. When the mist rolls in, she manages to call her father. Later in the clip, it appears that he will try to go get his daughter, but is warned about the dangers of going “out there” by others. However, none of those scenes prepare viewers for what is coming next.
In a grocery store, stranded shoppers inch toward the glass doors. Suddenly, a woman’s face presses against the glass. Her jaw is split open, resembling something from The Walking Dead or one of the creatures from Beetlejuice. Even the pickiest fans will appreciate the special effects that are being used in The Mist television series. That is just the beginning of the trailer. There is much more that was revealed.
Executive producer Christian Torpe discussed The Mist TV show during the Television Critics Association‘s winter previews, according to a separate article by TV Guide.
“Let’s call it a reimagination. Internally, we talk about it as doing the Fargo approach, where the movie and the TV show is the same, but it’s different. It’s like a weird, twisted cousin to the original source material. Fans of the movie and of the book and of Mr. King’s work will certainly see elements from it… We also, in order to develop it for TV and turn it into an ongoing series, took our own little detours here and there.”
What do you think of The Mist being adapted into a television series? Any thoughts on the new trailer that was released? Fans don’t have too much longer to wait. Spike TV plans on airing the premiere on June 22.
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