The upcoming TV adaptation of horror fan favourite The Mist has begun shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The new, ten-part series, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, is being produced by TWC-Dimension Television (MTV’s Scream) and Magic Rock Productions.
Principle photography on the multi-million dollar original series began on July 18th, 2016. The show is set to debut its first, hour-long episode on Spike in 2017.
Nova Scotia will double for Maine, where the series is set. Most of the ten episodes will be lensed in Halifax, with some additional shooting in the Windsor area.
The cast-list is impressive, with the likes of Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. all set to star.
New recruit Morgan Spector, who appeared in Orange Is The New Black and Boardwalk Empire, among others, is set to play Kevin Copeland, the protagonist of the series.
Details are few and far between thus far, with only the blurb below to go off for the moment:
The Mist tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town, ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear?
What we do know is that Adam Bernstein (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) has signed on to helm the pilot episode of the series. Spike TV bumped the original order for a pilot to a total of ten one-hour episodes.
The project will be written and executive produced by Christian Torpe (Rita). No definitive word, just yet, on whether or not Torpe will be directing any episodes of the series for the network.
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more details as they emerge.