Thriller series THE MIST seems to have ended already following a poor debut season.
This news arrives alongside news that the Viacom cable network will rebrand in January as Paramount Network.
The TV adaptation of the Stephen King novella proved to be quite unsuccessful after lasting only one season and receiving very poor ratings. Viewers were excited for this one too, considering the success of the movie adaptation which released back in 2008 that was hailed as ‘one of the best horror movies of the last few years’ by Empire.
The series came with a big and talented cast too. It had Morgan Spector (The Drop, The Last Airbender) & Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings) as the two main characters.
Despite any positives, with a run of an average of less than 800,000 viewers per-episode, the viewership just wasn’t enough for Spike to see a future and merit a renewal.
Synopsis: Stephen King’s 1980 novella “The Mist” — adapted into a feature film by Frank Darabont in 2007 — is re-imagined this time for TV by executive producer/writer Christian Torpe. Set in the small town of Bridgeville, Maine, the story centers on a family torn apart by a heinous crime. In the aftermath, they are suddenly cut off from the rest of the world when an eerie, foreboding vapor unleashes predatory creatures onto the streets. Family, friends, and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, as the rules of society break down.