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Stephen King's The Mist being developed as TV series

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The Mist is gathering again, this time on the small screen.

A new television series based on Stephen King’s 1980 horror novella and Frank Darabont’s 2007 film adaptation is in in the works, Dimension TV has announced.

The project, which has King’s blessing, is being written by Christian Torpe, creator of the Danish TV series Rita. Taking cues from King’s book and Darabont’s movie, the series is to tell an original story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and plunges it into chaos, stirring up psychological frights and otherworldly creatures.

“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,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of the Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, in the announcement. “With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.”

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