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The Mist Spike series gets Emmy-winning director for pilot episode

05.05.2016by: Brennan Klein
Adam Bernstein The Mist Spike

The Mist is descending! Spike has ordered ten hourlong episodes of the Stephen King series, which will go into production this summer, with a slated 2017 premiere. And now they've landed a TV veteran for their pilot episode.

Emmy-winning director Adam Bernstein has signed on to direct the premiere. He's basically a good luck charm, having helmed the pilots for Fargo, 30 Rock, and Scrubs. He's also directed episodes of Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Californication, and Oz, among many many others. 

Back in the day, he also helmed the music videos for "Love Shack" by the B-52s, “Hey Ladies” for The Beastie Boys, and - most importantly - "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Hopefully he can bring his eclectic talents to imbuing this show with a reason to exist.

Here's the original story of THE MIST...

It's a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun. Then comes the mist...creeping slowly, inexorably into town, where it settles and waits, trapping you in the supermarket with dozens of others, cut off from your families and the world. The mist is alive, seething with unearthly sounds and movements. What unleashed this terror? Was it the Arrowhead Project---the top secret government operation that everyone has noticed but no one quite understands? And what happens when the provisions have run out and you're forced to make your escape, edging blindly through the dim light?

THE MIST will be overseen by Christian Torpe, a Danish writer who created the popular series Rita in Denmark.

Extra Tidbit: What is your favorite Bernstein TV show?

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