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Spike is bringing Stephen King's The Mist to series

04.14.2016

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So much for making a pilot and seeing how it turns out. Spike is jumping right into a series order for a television adaptation of Stephen King's THE MIST

The show has been picked up for a 10-episode first season with production set to get underway over the summer for a launch on the cable network sometime in 2017. Word is that those calling the shots at Spike were that excited about the pitch they got and the script that accompanied it for the pilot that they went right ahead and gave the green light on THE MIST. 

Spike is hoping to make THE MIST its first scripted drama series in nine years and such a distinction comes after plans for RED MARS and HARVEST to hold such a honor fell through. It's a major responsibility for the show to shoulder, but, if it turns out anywhere near as good as Frank Darabont's feature-length adaptation, Spike will be happy with their decision.

 

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1:54AM on 04/17/2016
I seriously didn't even know Spike was still in existence. Also, getting reeeeaaallll tired of so many movies getting turned into a damn tv show.
I seriously didn't even know Spike was still in existence. Also, getting reeeeaaallll tired of so many movies getting turned into a damn tv show.
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8:57AM on 04/15/2016
The movie was/still is one of the best horror films ever made, IMO. I could see the premise of the story being stretched out over the first season, it all takes place in the local grocery store. But once they make it out, where does it go from there? Does it depart from the horror elements stemming from fear and religion to just another doomsday apocalypse show - like The Walking Dead? If so, it's bound for failure as it will just become a paint by numbers action show.
The movie was/still is one of the best horror films ever made, IMO. I could see the premise of the story being stretched out over the first season, it all takes place in the local grocery store. But once they make it out, where does it go from there? Does it depart from the horror elements stemming from fear and religion to just another doomsday apocalypse show - like The Walking Dead? If so, it's bound for failure as it will just become a paint by numbers action show.
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2:56AM on 04/15/2016
Darabont's Mist is classic horror at its nastiest. I can't see a series delivering that kind of thought provoking intensity.
Darabont's Mist is classic horror at its nastiest. I can't see a series delivering that kind of thought provoking intensity.
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8:18PM on 04/14/2016
Still one of the best films I've ever seen with one of the best punch in the gut/kick to the balls type ending. The series will have a difficult time duplicating that quality again, but I wouldn't mind to eat my words considering the concept is cool.
Still one of the best films I've ever seen with one of the best punch in the gut/kick to the balls type ending. The series will have a difficult time duplicating that quality again, but I wouldn't mind to eat my words considering the concept is cool.
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1:55AM on 04/17/2016
I hope you talk in real life like you write on here
I hope you talk in real life like you write on here
7:01PM on 04/14/2016
Good luck topping Darabont's The Mist. That movie is a classic. The ending literally left a bruise on my gut.
Good luck topping Darabont's The Mist. That movie is a classic. The ending literally left a bruise on my gut.
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6:34PM on 04/14/2016
i really enjoyed Darabont's The Mist...
for 10 minutes. Then it got stupid. I don't see how dragging it out for 10 episodes will make it any better. Count me out.
i really enjoyed Darabont's The Mist...
for 10 minutes. Then it got stupid. I don't see how dragging it out for 10 episodes will make it any better. Count me out.
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