Not even two months after ordering it to pilot, Spike TV has handed out a ten-episode, straight-to-series pickup for the TV drama series adaptation of Stephen King’s 1980 novella “The Mist”.
The network was reportedly so impressed with the series pitch and script that they opted to go straight to series rather than proceed with a typical pilot. Filming begins this Summer ahead of a 2017 debut.
The decision to fast-track the series comes a month after Spike paused development on its scripted drama series adaptation of Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Mars” book trilogy following showrunner Peter Noah’s departure.
That project was picked up straight to series in December, a month after the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama “Harvest” was scrapped after its straight-to-series order. Should it make it to air, “The Mist” would become the network’s first scripted drama series in nine years.
Source: The Live Feed