‘The Mist’ is an American science fiction horror thriller TV series which was created by Christian Torpe. It is adapted from the Stephen King horror novella “The Mist” which was published in 1980. The series used to air on Spike, and first premiered on June 22, 2017.
After the release of Frank Darabont’s film adaptation of the novel ‘The Mist’ by Stephen King in the year 2007, producers of the movie, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein announced the development of a mini-series of the same name. In November 2013, producer Bob Weinstein confirmed that a 10 episode mini-series would be developed and the production would begin under the name of Dimension Television which is owned by Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
After two years, in September 2015, Dimension Television made an announcement that they had signed the famous screenwriter Christian Torpe to develop the entire series. Spike (now Paramount Network) picked up the pilot of the series in February 2016. Finally, in April 2016, a deal was made between Spike and Dimension Television to air the entire series. The series went into production in July 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Guy J. Louthan and Amanda Segel acted as the producers.
Those who have read the book, or seen the film, must be aware that the plot is about an eerie mist that mysteriously rolls into town, and soon the people are forced to confront that there might be terrifying monsters in it, and they have to face them, while fighting not just for their lives, but their sanity as well. Although the series drew some viewers. However, the fan base steadily declined and the critics attributed it to the show being, “relentlessly bleak, mean, and downright sadistic at nearly every turn”.
The Mist Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘The Mist’ includes Morgan Spector as Kevin Copeland, Alyssa Sutherland as Eve Copeland, and Gus Birney as Alex Copeland. The family has to struggle to survive the mist and they all have to do their best to come out unscathed. Other characters include Danica Curcic as Mia Lambert, Okezie Morro as Bryan Hunt, among others. There are several other supporting characters as well, and together they all make up the various people in the town who are faced with the terrifying prospect of meeting the unknown out there in the mist.
If a new season does arise, one might expect this cast to return, because, for a show that did not have a lot going for it, the cast and their stellar performances were the only saving grace.