A primal fear begins to wash over the quaint town of Bridgton, Maine in these two nerve-shredding featurettes for The Mist, Spike’s long-awaited adaptation of the Stephen King horror masterclass.
Pegged to premiere late next month, The Mist will kick things off with a ten-episode run on Spike – for the first season, at least – that largely centers on Eve Copeland (Vikings star Alyssa Sutherland), a young mother ostracized by the people of Bridgton because her daughter reported a rape against one of the town’s star football players – the poster child of Maine, essentially. It’s a brutal crime that threatens to tear their family apart, and things only begin to escalate once that supernatural fog begins to roll in off the mountains. Is it the result of a government experiment gone awry? An alien invasion? Or something much, much worse?
Spike is understandably keeping firm details under lock and key, but you’ll be able to find the show’s official logline, below:
A small town family is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout, an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.
It’s a decidedly different take on King’s horror classic than the Frank Darabont-directed cult classic of 2007, and we know Sutherland will be joined by Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
The Mist will envelop Spike on Thursday, June 22nd. It’ll run for ten episodes in total, and will kick off an exciting deluge of Stephen King adaptations that also includes The Dark Tower (August 4th) and It (September 8th).