A classic Stephen King novella is headed to television. Deadline.com reports that a project based on King’s 1980 work “The Mist” has received a pilot order from Spike.
The project is from Dimension Television.
“The Mist” first surfaced as the opening piece in King’s “Dark Forces” anthology. A film version, also titled “The Mist” and directed by Frank Darabont, came out in 2007, also overseen by Dimension.
“This represents an expansion of Spike’s development model,” Deadline notes. “Since re-entering scripted series with the event series ‘Tut,’ the network has been using a straight-to-series approach: for ‘Tut’; drama ‘Harvest,’ which was ultimately scrapped; and ‘Red Mars,’ which is gearing up for production. ‘The Mist’ marks Spike’s first pilot order since the network returned to the scripted space.”