Spike is working to make sure that summer is plenty scary with its brand new series The Mist. Based on a Stephen King story of the same name, the show promises to bring all of our deepest fears to life on the small screen courtesy of a mysterious mist that contains all kinds of horrors. A new trailer for The Mist has hit the web, and it has us wondering WTF is actually going on. Check it out!
It seems that The Mist is going for just about every horror element that has ever scared TV and movie audiences ever. If anything, the series looks like a combination of a monster movie with The Walking Dead, complete with zombies. We see strange creatures emerging from the mist to kill the the folks of Bridgeville, Maine, and it's clear right off the bat that the folks aren't all going to rise to the occasion as heroes. Some will turn to religion while others will go for guns while still others will apparently choose to kill themselves rather than face the mist.
The Spike series does seem to be going in a different direction than the original Stephen King story and Frank Darabont's 2007 film adaptation, which makes sense. The action of the show will be stretched out into 10 episodes of an hour each; a lot more will need to happen than what was written in the 134-page novella and the two-hour movie.
The show will evidently follow a number of different characters in separate plots. Morgan Spector's character seems to be on a desperate quest to reunite with his family, all of whom are trapped at the local mall after the mist hits. Okezie Morro's soldier character will apparently try to warn the people of Bridgeville about what's the come, and Frances Conroy's character will cover the religious aspect. We can only guess at what else they'll be doing at this point.
If you like horror and/or post-apocalyptic TV, The Mist looks like the perfect show for you. It seems to have a little bit of everything. Personally, I was creeped out from the very first seconds of the trailer. I can take all the zombies and monsters and mayhem the small screen has to offer, but centipedes? No thank you. I may even have nightmare thanks to the shot of the man covered entirely with leeches. I'd rather be mauled to death by a monster from the mist than be killed via leech exsanguination.
You can catch The Mist when it premieres on Thursday, June 22 at 10 p.m. ET on SPike. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. If streaming is more your style, our Netflix premiere schedule will help you out.
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