Stephen King and TV havenā€™t always had the best relationship. In fact, the track record of adapting the authorā€™s work to the small screen is, overall, pretty bad. Sure thereā€™s a good miniseries here and thereā€”but for the most part itā€™s been a dismal line-up. Now a new King story is coming to TV: The Mist.

The Wrap reports The Mist is being developed for television by Dimension Television (Scream) and Danish writer Christian Torpe. King has given his blessing to the production but there isnā€™t yet a channel or streaming service attached.

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Most people probably know The Mist from the underrated 2007 film from director Frank Darabont. However the story originated as a King novella, first in a collection called Dark Forces, then in Kingā€™s Skeleton Crew.

The Mist is about how a group of citizens react whenā€”you guessed itā€”a mysterious mist takes over their town, filled with horrible monsters. Both the movie and novella mostly take place in a isolated supermarket but the TV show will only use that as inspiration, and will have a larger scope.

ā€œThe terror and drama in Stephen Kingā€˜s novella are so vast that we felt serialized television is the best place to explore them in greater depth,ā€ said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, in a statement. ā€œWith this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.ā€

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Well, we hope so. Maybe this will be the series that breaks Kingā€™s television curse.

[The Wrap]

Image Credit: The Mist by Daniel Danger via Mondo


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