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Don’t Expect Much Monster Action from “The Mist”

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When the trailer for Spike’s upcoming series “The Mist” debuted two months ago, we couldn’t help but note that there wasn’t a single monster on display in it. We were wondering if the monsters were being kept out of the marketing so as to preserve the mystery of what exactly they look like in this iteration of Stephen King’s novella – or is it that there just aren’t any monsters in it at all?

Arrow in the Head had a chance to chat with showrunner Christian Torpe, and they got him to spill the beans. In short, don’t expect a full-on monster mash.

I don’t want to reveal too much about what we see in there,” Torpe told the site. “What I can say is, it is more a show about how people react to what they see than what is actually there. It becomes boring if you know everything that’s in the show, so we were mindful of not going full-blown monster show like the movie did. I still hope we will deliver to the hardcore genre fans.”

Sounds like it’s going to be a true reimagining of the source material.

When the residents of Bridgeville, Maine find themselves engulfed by a foreboding mist containing a myriad of inexplicable and bizarre threats, their humanity is put to the test in “The Mist”, a new 10 episode serialized drama premiering Thursday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT on Spike.

In the series…

A small town family is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout, an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.

Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Dan Butler, Darren Pettie, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Russell Posner, Luke Cosgrove and Frances Conroy star.


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