It appears we may have a problem of some magnitude.

The Mist is being adapted again, this time for TV.

Dimension TV, the company also in charge of the Scream TV series, announced that a new television series based on Stephen King’s 1980 horror novella and Frank Darabont’s 2007 film adaptation is on its way.

King has already given his blessing and writing is underway by Christian Torpe, creator of the Danish TV series Rita.

Entertainment Weekly says: “Taking cues from King’s book and Darabont’s movie, the series is to tell an original story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and plunges it into chaos, stirring up psychological frights and otherworldly creatures.”

Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of the Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, said: “The terror and drama in Stephen King’s novella are so vast that we felt serialized television is the best place to explore them in greater depth. With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.”

Here’s a brief synopsis:

The Mist will tell an original story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town but contains limitless havoc. From psychological terrors to otherworldly creatures, the mist causes the town residents’ darkest demons to appear forcing them to battle the supernatural event and, more importantly, each other.

We don’t have more details as of right now, but certainly expect more in the coming months.



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