Stephen King’s horror novella will soon arrive on the small screen.
On Tuesday, Spike released the first trailer for their TV adaptation of “The Mist” with a new set of characters.
In the video clip, a huge mass of fog starts to cover the whole town. The surroundings become blurry, and residents end up hiding in various areas — mall, church, houses, and even cars.
“We establish different little pressure cookers under the influence of whoever the leader would be in those locations.” show creator Christian Torpe explained to Entertainment Weekly.
The teaser also shows a priest who believes that it’s Judgement Day while a religious woman thinks that God has left them. It shows monsters attacking humans, who also need to be wary of attacks from fellow humans.
“Each of them come up with different theories or beliefs about what’s going on. Eventually, the story lines will dovetail and turn into conflicts,” Torpe stated.
He revealed that sexuality is one of the focus of the upcoming series.
The show will focus on Eve Copeland (Alyssa Sutherland). She is a school teacher who people still label as a wild child because of her past, says Torpe.
“There’s a lot of misogyny under the surface,” he added.
As for Eve’s husband, Kevin (Morgan Spector), the creator describes him as a man of honor loaded with right values of kindness and forgiveness. He is a modern day liberal person.
Unlike her mother Eve, Alex (Gus Birney) is a modest kid. However, she starts to go against the rules when monsters begin to invade their place.
“I wanted to be respectful to the source material, but my feeling was there was already a great adaptation out there by Frank Darabont,” said Torpe.
Darabont directed the film adaptation of the 200-page book in 2007, which starred Thomas Jane.
Torpe admitted that they made some changes to the story to accommodate a series, but they made sure “to remain faithful to the heart of the story.”
“The Mist” will premiere on June 22 on Spike.