In some news that, let’s face it, won’t come as any real surprise, Spike have moved to cancel The Mist after just one season.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, the series has been canned with dwindling ratings being cited as the primary reason. Despite grabbing 1.2 million viewers for its US premiere, the show quickly struggled to push past the 800,000 mark for subsequent episodes and soon struggled to even crack the top thirty scripted shows on US television when it came to viewing figures.
Here in the UK, The Mist found its home on Netflix. Despite many genre fans wanting the show to succeed, it soon became apparent that, well, that it just really wasn’t all that good.
In case you missed it, the synopsis for the series reads as follows:
Based on a story by Stephen King, The Mist centres around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout, an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off form the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.
Sadly, The Mist failed to live up to its promise, with the Thomas Jane-headlined 2007 movie adaptation of King’s novel proving a far better take on the story.
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