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'The Mist' Canceled at Spike After One Season (Exclusive)

The news comes as the Viacom cable network will rebrand in January as Paramount Network.   ...Read More... //

The Mist Star Luke Cosgrove Takes the E!Q: What You Need to Know About the Australian Actor Right Now

Ironically, Luke Cosgrove isn't much one for horror movies. But that hasn't prevented the Australian actor from looking right at home on The Mist, the chilling Spike series based...  ...Read More... //

‘The Mist’ Showrunner Christian Torpe on His Adaptation Taking “the ‘Fargo’ Approach”

In the new 10-episode Spike TV series The Mist, adapted from the Stephen King novella (with the addition of new storylines and characters), the residents of a small Maine town are engulfed by a mysterious and foreboding mist that quickly proves to be a real threat. As the town is torn apart and everyone in it is blinded by fear, they’re pushed to see just how far they will go to survive. During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, creator/showrunner Christian Torpe talked about how he came to The Mist, what appealed to him about this story, taking the Fargo approach to the storytelling, assembling this cast, setting the tone from the start, why he wanted to present the mist right away, making the mist a character, creating the series bible, and what he hopes Stephen King thinks of the show. READ MORE...

The Mist Is Enveloped in a Cloud of Stephen King Tropes

  Stephen King is a master of the page whose stories have terrified millions, in part because he's so prolific and can churn out tales of horror by the bucketload. How does he do it? Well, the truth is that there's a bit of a formula that goes into a King story, a formula that is also found in the ...   ...Read More...   //

The Mist Showrunner Explains Why the Dog Had to Die

Spoiler alert and trigger warning: A coupleminutes into the first episode of Spike TVs The Mist, a dog dies. The show opens on Bryan Hunt (Okezie Morro), a man in military gear who wakes up alone in a forest surrounded by the titular mist. The only thing in reach is a dog named Rufus and a wallet with his identification. He has no memory of who he is or how we got there and he has no idea whats in the mist.   ...Read More... //

'The Mist': What to Expect From Spike's Stephen King TV Adaptation

"You couldn't ask for a more timely metaphor for what's going on in the world right now," showrunner Christian Thorpe tells THR about his take on 'The Mist.'   ...Read More... //

The Mist Showrunner Breathes Life Into Shows Queer Character

A standout character from the first episode of The Mist (the only episode provided to press before the season premiere) is Adrian, played by Russell Posner. In many ways he is the typical misfit high schooler. He wears eyeliner, dresses in all black, and gets bullied as soon as he walks into a party filled with jocks. What is surprising though is his confidence. His story doesnt revolve around coming out or growing into himself, which is typical of LGBTQ+ characters. He provides support to his friend Alex and talks like hes been spending too much time on the internet, picking up the appropriate, eloquent language to describe himself. He gets bullied, which is another common feature of queer storylines. And hes not just attracted to men.   ...Read More... //

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of June 19, 2017

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed — or at least be able to fake it — with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   The Mist (Series Premiere) Thursday at 10 p.m. on Spike Why: If you loved Stephen King's 1980 novella, or the 2007 big-screen adaptation, or the video game series inspired by the story, or — you get it. For a 130-page book, The Mist has influenced a lot of creative folks. And now it's Christian Torpe's turn. His new series is very much rooted in King's work, but he's reimagined the story for a modern TV audience. It's sort of a horror piece, with a bit of a zombie vibe. But really, it's about fear. And while there are monsters and they provide some truly gruesome moments, the scariest monsters are the people (duh). Speaking of, we're introduced to a dozen key characters, each with their own baggage, during the pilot. Among them: a 16-year-old who's just told her parents she was raped by a jock, her gay friend, a sheriff's deputy, an amnesiac soldier, and the town conspiracy theorist. And then the titular character, the mist, makes itself known. And things get... complicated. Prepare to talk about: Those insects; the excellent cinematography; Frances Conroy continuing to perfect the mysterious and creepy old lady vibe.   GLOW (Series Premiere) Friday at 3 a.m. on Netflix Why: If you like Orange Is the New Black , you will like Jenji Kohan's new Netflix show. The two series share several similarities: using a male-dominated TV universe to tell women's stories, employing a wonderfully diverse cast, balancing silly moments and emotional ones. And as was the case in the first season of OITNB , the audience finds its way into this strange, unfamiliar world via a sympathetic character. Alison Brie plays Ruth, a struggling actress in mid-'80s Los Angeles, where casting directors don't know what to do with her. Desperate for work, Ruth responds to an open call for what turns out to be a low-budget cable show about a women's wrestling league ( Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling ). With the period outfits and wrestling antics, the show has its over-the-top moments. But it's grounded by emotional, nuanced performances from Brie, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Kate Nash, Chris Lowell, and comedian Marc Maron as the bitter but passionate director. Prepare to talk about: The real GLOW , which actually ran for four years in the '80s; how the team behind the scenes is as women-dominated as the cast; the show's ability to present and then deconstruct stereotypes, a Kohan specialty.   Playing House (Season Premiere) Friday at 11 p.m. on USA Network Why: At long last, Jammers. They're back! This is one of those victims of Peak TV, an excellent show that has gotten lost in the noise of prestige dramas, bloody battle sequences, and gently funny "comedies." Playing House is the second sitcom created by and starring Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair (whose Best Friends Forever will forever be on my personal canceled-too-soon list). They play childhood friends who come to each other's aid and create their own quirky, loving family. Season 2 ended with a cliffhanger involving will-they-or-won't-they couple Emma (St. Clair) and Mark (Keegan-Michael Key, serving goofball sex appeal). The new season sees that storyline play out. Maggie (Parham) also finds romance with a Mr. Darcy-type coworker. And the duo tackles St. Clair's real-life cancer diagnosis, leading to the kind of comically emotional moments Playing House is so good at pulling off. Prepare to talk about: Bosephus: the man, the myth, the legend; how adept the show is at meshing the real and the wacky; how fun it is to watch to best friends try to crack each other up.   T.J. DeGroat is the editor of SideReel. He low-key stans for Bird Bones. Follow him on Twitter . p { text-align: justify; }

New Eerie 'The Mist' Featurettes Take You to Bridgeville

The featurettes give a better look at the characters on the Spike series as well as tease the scary atmosphere surrounding Bridgeville.  ...Read More... //

A New The Mist Trailer Is Here and It's the Stuff of Nightmares

  "It's coming!" a soldier forewarns in a new trailer for The Mist . We're not sure what exactly is in that rolling fog but the death, chaos and destruction it's causing suggest something nefarious at play. Based on the story by Stephen King, the series centers on the residents of a small town trying to  ...Read More... //