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Stephen King’s The Mist is coming to Television – See the Trailer Now

Published on April 11th, 2017 | Updated on April 11th, 2017 | By FanFest

There’s something about a good horror story being brought to life that enthralls viewers. It’s scary, but it’s also exhilarating to see life be given to words on paper. While there was a film adaptation of The Mist made in 2007, a series is now coming soon to television.

The Mist is a 200-page book with one location, so the director of the series said that they’ve had to make some changes to create an entire television show, but they kept the storyline authentic.

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.

There isn’t one local ‘hideout’ from the monsters, the series will have a number of areas that creator Christian Thorpe calls ‘pressure cookers’ where there seems to be a difference in the way things work. This set up allows for additional conflict to be brought into the series, thus giving the show more to work with.

But we are not just in the mall, we establish different little pressure cookers under the influence of whoever the leader would be in those locations. Each of them come up with different theories or beliefs about what’s going on. Eventually, the story lines will dovetail and turn into conflicts.

There will also be more ‘real’ challenges highlighted in this series, from sex to envy – it will take on more adult tones than the book because the creator says this tends to bring out a ‘darker side’ at the end of the day as well. In short character descriptions, we learn that there will be a school teacher who was once a wild child who can’t exactly escape her past. There’s a man who seemingly has his life in perfect working order, but that’s just because he’s yet to face the fire.

There are children who are facing the temptation of being wild, being accused of horrible crimes, and even dealing with insecurities as they navigate through their life. The series is going to show what happens when we’re driven by fear. This will bring viewers into the story in a more personal sense, and anyway that an audience can truly see themselves in a series will make it a stronger experience.

To see the preview of the series before it debuts on June 22nd on Spike, you can watch the trailer and also read about the series in a bit more detail at Entertainment Weekly.

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