Spike TV has greenlit a series adaptation of “The Mist,” Stephen King’s horror novella. It’s scheduled to go into production in the summer and will air in 2017.

The show is based on King’s 1980 novella about a mist — and the monsters it conceals — overtaking a small town in Maine. Danish writer Christian Torpe (“Rita”) is adapting (and presumably expanding) the story and will executive produce the show.

“‘The Mist’ will take audiences on a thrilling ride through a small town grappling with a mysterious and shocking horror,” Sharon Levy, Spike’s head of original series, says in a statement. “Christian and the entire team at TWC-Dimension TV [which is producing the show] have crafted the framework for a compelling and distinctive series that will resonate with Spike’s expanding audience.”

“The Mist” was previously made into a Frank Darabont-directed feature film in 2007. The movie was also produced by Dimension.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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