10 Episode Mist TV Show Set For A 2017 Debut

Posted: April 14, 2016, 21:32:09

The Hollywood Reporter reports that a 10-episode TV show based on The Mist will begin production in the summer for a 2017 debut.

The Mist is coming a lot sooner to Spike TV than the cabler first imagined.

Nearly two months after ordering the Stephen King adaptation to pilot, the Viacom-owned network has handed out a straight-to-series, 10-episode pickup for the drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Insiders say that the network was so impressed with the series pitch and script that they opted to go straight to series rather than proceed with a typical pilot order.

"Christian and the entire team at The Weinstein Co.-Dimension TV have crafted the framework for a compelling and distinctive series that will resonate with Spike's expanding audience," Spike exec vp original series Sharon Levy said.

Dimension exec vp scripted Megan Spanjian will oversee the series alongside exec vp production and creative affairs Matthew Signer and senior vp production and development Keith Levine. Levy, senior vp scripted original series Ted Gold and senior director scripted Lauren Ruggiero will oversee for Spike.

The Mist marks TWC/Dimension's second scripted series and joins MTV's Scream reboot, with the latter set to debut its second season in May.

Thanks to Rick Urban

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