TV Guide sat down with Christian Torpe, executive producer of Spike’s The Mist and he had a lot of interesting news to share about the upcoming project. Torpe relayed that the series will be more of a re-imagination than a remake and also revealed that it will unfold like a twisted cousin of the novel. Check out the full excerpt below.
“Let’s call it a re-imagination,” Torpe told TV Guide. “Internally, we talk about it as doing the Fargo approach, where the movie and the TV show is the same, but it’s different. It’s like a weird, twisted cousin to the original source material. Fans of the movie and of the book and of Mr. King’s work will certainly see elements from it. … We also, in order to develop it for TV and turn it into an ongoing series, took our own little detours here and there.”
As far as who has joined the cast of the small screen redux of The Mist thus far, we know we will be seeing Newcomer Gus Birney as Alex Cunningham; Dan Butler (Silence of the Lambs) will be taking on the role of Father Romanov; Newcomer Luke Cosgrove will play the role of Jay Heisel; Danica Curcic (The Absent One) will appear as Mia Lambert; Okie Morro (World War Z) will appear as Jonah Dixon; Darren Pettie (The Scarecrow) will be playing Connor Heisel; Russell Posner (The D Train) will feature as Adrian Garff, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (Chips) will play Gus Redman. Prior to the latest round of announcements, we revealed that Frances Conroy (American Horror Story) and Alyssa Sutherland (Don’t Look Up) would both be joining the cast.
What we know thus far is that Adam Bernstein (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) has signed on to helm the pilot episode of the series. The show is gearing up for its premiere later this year. SpikeTV bumped the original order for a pilot to a total of ten one-hour episodes. The project will be written and executive produced by Christian Torpe (Rita).
Similar to the feature film, the series will follow the residents of a small town as they deal with a mist of unknown origin that initially seems harmless but soon proves to be quite deadly.