Spike’s remake of Stephen King’s 1980 novella The Mist isn’t the first on-screen iteration of King’s ultimate warning for the horrible depths of human nature, and it probably won’t be the last. But, a new trailer for The Mist, set to premiere in June, certainly makes this latest plunge into King’s Bridgton, Maine, seem appropriately terrifying.
The new trailer, “Out There,” begins to introduce the series’ various characters and the challenges they’ll face. Instead of focusing on a singular space like King’s novella does, the people of Bridgton will be separated and forced to live out the nightmarish mist in pockets across the town. A family will be separated, and a teenage girl, Alex Cunningham (Gus Birney), will be demonized for having been able to walk into the mist without being harmed. Everyone else ended up dead, with their jaws ripped out or spewing blood and moths; some are covered in leeches and others are just found plain dead.
It seems the usual zealot, Mrs. Carmody (famously portrayed by Marcia Gay Harden in 2007’s movie adaptation of The Mist), will be replaced with Natalie Raven (Frances Conroy), also associated with the church. She sees herself as spiritually connected to the mysterious, deadly mist, which is always a good thing, right?
“Everything in nature has purpose, even violence,” Natalie says, most likely speaking to the local pastor. She’s going to be a handful, it seems.
The Mist premieres on Spike on June 22.