The fog has lifted from the small town in Maine. Spike cancelled the TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist after one season on the cable station.
The Mist was based more on the 2007 film adaptation than the original novella and took quite a bit of license filling in the horror of the Federated supermarket to engulf the whole town. The series began with the community divided over the date rape of the daughter of the central family by the high school star quarterback. The series was set in a church and a mall.
The Mist starred Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy. It was executive produced by writer Christian Torpe along with Amanda Segel.
Spike ordered The Mist to series in April 2016. It rolled in on June 22 and ended the season on Aug. 24. It didn’t grab a foothold on viewers, averaging a 0.14 rating in adults 18-49 at about 462,000 viewers per episode.