A mutilated woman and a winged man spewing moths are just two of the disturbing images in the trailer for Spike TV’s new Stephen King adaptation series, The Mist.
Based on King’s 1980 short story, the series focuses on the Copeland family. School teacher Eve (Alyssa Sutherland), husband Kevin (Morgan Spector) and their rebellious teenage daughter, Alex (Gus Birney) watch as a supernatural fog envelops their small town, ravaging those trapped outside. The clip begins with a soldier barging into a police station claiming he saw “something in the mist” and demanding a gun. “It’s coming,” he says ominously.
In a series of quick-firing scenes, the trailer previews the carnage ahead, as hundreds of people lock themselves in a shopping mall and church. “Everything in nature has a purpose,” one of the characters intones. “Even violence.”
Creator/executive producer Christian Thorpe told Entertainment Weekly that he constructed the series as something grander than a monster show. “We wanted it to be a show about fear and how people react when they are afraid,” he said. The Mist premieres Thursday, June 22nd at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.