Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’ TV series: See the first trailer

But we wanted to remain faithful to the heart of the story,” he says. Gone is the grocery store, where residents of a small town take shelter from the beasts outside and unleash the sinister qualities within themselves. The series will be spread out over several lockdown locations, including a church and a mall where hundreds have holed up against the monsters. I wanted to test: Does he have the courage of his convictions, or will he break under enough pressure?”
Their daughter, Alex (Gus Birney) has always played by the rules, unlike her mother, but she’s beginning to develop a rebellious streak just as a supernatural evil begins to waft into town. “He believes in all the right values of kindness and forgiveness, but they’re easy values for him. “He’s thismodern-dayy, liberal man,” Torpe says. Each of them come up with different theories or beliefs about what’s going on. In the new TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist, the characters have as much to fear about what’s within themselves as they do the creature roaming through the fog. Spike has released the first trailer for the series, which debuts June 22, and fans of the novella will notice it takes the premise – a strange vapor rolls in, and otherworldly predators are unleashed – and adds an entirely new cast of characters. THE FEARMONGERS   AROUND US
“Unfortunately, I thought it was incredibly timely to do a show about what people do when they are blinded by fear,” Torpe   says. Lording over the   trapped people at the mall is facility manager Gus Redman (The Wire’s Isiah Whitlock Jr.), who sees a chance to exert some real authority for a change. “It’s a weird cousin to the original material,” he says. “We look around at what’s going on in the world, and everyone is constantly looking for someone to blame, or someone to lead them to the promised land. Maybe some of the original characters will make a cameo at some point.”
For him, The Mist serves as a chance to use a horror story to explore real life dynamics, much as The Twilight Zone did decades ago. “I wanted to be respectful to the source material, but my feeling was there was already a great adaptation out there by Frank Darabont,” says show creator Christian Torpe, referring to the 2007 film with the infamous gut-punch ending. “The novella is 200 pages and one location, and we needed to change that to make an ongoing series. They find people to hate, either because of their gender or race or faith. “It has a constant ebb and flow communication with the novella. While the series will try to establish a different story from the King novella and the Darabont movie, Torpe did hint at some possible crossover later in the show. “I pitched it as ‘Ingmar Bergman’s Jaws,’” he says. Their neighbor is Nathalie Raven (Six Feet Under’s Frances Conroy), who has a kind of spiritual connection to them. “But we are not just in the mall,” Torpe says. He’s a bureaucrat and never felt he got the respect he deserved,” Torpe says. For him, The Mist is a psychological thriller, with monsters thrown in to stir emotions. He’s never been tested. “He’s the guy who has gone as far as he can go in his life. But who knows? The Mist premieres Thursday, June 22 on Spike. “It’s more about people seeking answers than the answers themselves,” says Torpe. She is part prophet, part wannabe martyr, and has what Torpe describes as “a twisted, almost mother-son relationship” with the local sheriff, Connor Heisel (played by Mad Men’s Darren Pettie.)
The sheriff’s son, Jay (Luke Cosgrove), is a high school football star accused of a violent crime – so even before the mist rolls in, the townsfolk are at odds with each other. But even then, King never offered a definitive explanation for his creatures. Those are elements we tap into — how fear drives things like misogyny and homophobia.”
While the characters grasp for explanations about the monsters in their midst, fans who listen closely to the trailer will hear the name “Arrowhead” mentioned – a reference to a theory proposed by the novella’s characters. Show Full Article “With a good hundred survivors trapped in the mall, he tries to rise to the occasion and become the respected leader he always felt he was supposed to be. SINS OF THE FLESH
One of the main characters, Eve Copeland (played by Alyssa Sutherland of Vikings), is a school teacher whose sex-ed class has sparked   controversy in town – and revived old gossip about her past. He’s trying to establish his own empire.”
Among the other characters: Russell Posner   as Adrian, an insecure teen who is a confidant to Alex;   a modem-minded priest (Frasier‘s Dan Butler), whose faith is tested by the behavior of   those seeking shelter in his sanctuary; Danica Curcic   as   Mia, a drug addict who is in town seeking a   hidden trove of cash; and   Okezie Morro   (Red Tails) as Jonah Dixon, a soldier suffering from amnesia. “We establish different little pressure cookers under the influence of whoever the leader would be in those locations. Eventually, the story lines will dovetail and turn into conflicts.”
Sex is also a much bigger theme in this version of the story – since it’s something   that tends to provoke   people’s dark sides. “She was sort of a wild child, and the town still subliminally holds her sexuality against her. There’s a lot of misogyny under the surface.”
Eve’s husband, Kevin (Morgan Spector, from Person of Interest), is a prototypical nice guy.