Dimension TV is developing a TV series based on Stephen King’s popular story, The Mist, and a press release states that the series will also use Frank Darabont’s exceptional 2007 movie as an influence. The details are very limited right now, with the idea being in the very early stages.
The project, which Dimension says is moving forward with King’s blessing, is from writer Christian Torpe, who created the Danish series Rita which is now finishing its fourth season.
The series will tell an original story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town but contains limitless havoc. From psychological terrors to otherworldly creatures, the mist causes the town residents’ darkest demons to appear forcing them to battle the supernatural event and, more importantly, each other.
“The terror and drama in Stephen King’s novella are so vast that we felt serialized television is the best place to explore them in greater depth,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. “With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.”
Dimension TV’s Megan Spanjian, Matthew Signer and Keith Levine will oversee the project. No casting news has been announced.