The final trailer for The Mist, Spike’s adaptation of the Stephen King’s popular novella, has arrived. One of King’s most popular short works, The Mist was first published in 1980, and adapted for the big screen in 2007. Though the movie was also popular, its ending altered dramatically from the book, which didn’t go down well with fans of King’s writing. Now, Spike have adapted his work into a ten-part The Mist TV series that looks to be every bit as terrifying as both its novella and cinematic counterparts.
The series will arrive on Spike in just a few short weeks, joining many other King adaptations coming to life this year, including The Dark Tower and IT. Starring Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings), Isaiah Washington, Jr. (The Wire), Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire), Okezie Morro (Red Tails), Darren Pettie (Mad Men), Dan Butler (Frasier), and Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), the final trailer for The Mist has landed online and can be viewed above.
The Mist focuses on the residents of a small Maine town; idyllic in nature until you take a closer look. A serious crime rocks the town and its inhabitants, but while everyone is busy dealing with the aftermath, a mist starts rolling in, killing everything in its path. The mist cuts the town off from the rest of the world, and the dark forces that inhabit it affect the town’s residents, pitting them against one another in a battle of good versus evil. The residents try to maintain order as the rules of society crumble, but the local religious zealots make this all but impossible, certain that the mist is sent by God to punish evil.
The trailer above strongly emphasizes the religious aspect of the show, with a plague of Locusts attacking one character, and the church members rounding on the one person who seems to survive the mist whenever she enters it. This final trailer is also more overt in its horror than we’ve seen thus far, and The Mist seems to be a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting for something to jump out at any given moment.
Fans of the novella will know that The Mist is one of King’s darkest, most chilling stories, with a heavy emphasis on the supernatural. Spike certainly seem to have embraced that, with the ensemble cast trapped in a shopping mall as the mist surrounds them. Who, or what, lurks in the mist is the question everyone wants the answer to, but you can bet there will be many lives lost and altered on The Mist, before all is revealed.
The Mist rolls into Spike on June 22nd.