Spike Orders Pilot For Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’

Spike TV has teamed with Dimension Television to develop a pilot for a suspense series based on a Stephen King novella, the network said Wednesday.

The series, The Mist, follows the exploits of a small town infected by a seemingly innocuous mist, according to network officials. Christian Torpe will serve as the executive producer for the series.

“We are thrilled to join forces with the incredibly creative Christian Torpe and Dimension Films to develop Stephen King’s enthralling novella to a compelling series unlike anything else on television,” said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike.

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