Spike has given a pilot order to a TV adaptation of Stephen King‘s “The Mist.”
Christian Torpe, who created the show “Rita” in Denmark, will serve as executive producer on the Dimension Television series, which tells a harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates immense havoc.
The scripted pilot order is the network’s first since shifting its programming strategy with “Tut” last July. Spike previously handed out straight-to-series orders to the dramas “Harvest” and “Red Mars.”
“We are thrilled to join forces with the incredibly creative Christian Torpe and Dimension Films to develop Stephen King‘s enthralling novella to a compelling series unlike anything else on television,” Sharon Levy, Spike’s executive vice president of original series said in a statement.
“We are excited to be in business with Spike on their first scripted production pilot and working with the very talented Christian Torpe to further explore Stephen King‘s classic novella and bring this riveting series to television audiences,” added Bob Weinstein, co-chariman of The Weinstein Company.
Megan Spanjian, vice president of scripted TV, will oversee the project for Dimension TV, along with Matthew Signer, executive vice president of production and creative affairs, and Keith Levine, senior vice president of production and development.
Levy; Ted Gold, senior vice president, scripted original series; and Lauren Ruggiero, Spike’s senior director, scripted programming will oversee the project.