“Few things are more beautiful than destruction.” While we were covering the the MTV Awards last night we missed (mist?) this new trailer for Spike’s TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist. Yes. Spike. The same network that posed questions like “Can you fart so hard your balls explode?” No word on whether that will be a plot line in The Mist. We aren’t ruling it out.
The Mist wasn’t the only Stephen King adaptation advertised last night; there was also a new IT trailer. We’re not yet sure how similar the TV series will be to Frank Darabont’s 2007 film adaptation (which scarred everyone for life), but it already appears Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) is playing a creepy holy roller, people are being attacked by insects, a whole lot of eyes are getting poked, and Alyssa Sutherland’s character ominously warns, “Take away food. Take away water. People start doing bad things.”
Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike’s THE MIST centers around a small town family that 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.
The Mist premieres Thursday, June 22nd on Spike.