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Stephen King’s Mist Wants to Come Back to the Screen

Stephen King. Photo: ERIC FEFERBERG/2013 AFP

Deadline reports that Stephen King’s Mist has inspired a TV series-in-the-making, penned by Rita creator Christian Torpe. The Weinstein Company’s Dimension Television is working on developing the project, which will “tell an original story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town but contains limitless havoc,” according to the blog. The Mist previously saw some pretty weird screen time as a movie, courtesy of Frank Darabont in 2007. “The terror and drama in Stephen King’s novella are so vast that we felt serialized television is the best place to explore them in greater depth,” Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of TWC and Dimension, said in a statement. “With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.” In other words: Meet your next potential guilty King pleasure — rife with opportunities for cameos.

Stephen King’s Mist Wants to Come Back