A Director Emerges For The Mist

May 6, 2016


Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com


Last month we reported that Spike TV has ordered the first season of the 10-episode television series adaption of Stephen King’s 1980 novella The Mist. News has come that a director has been found.


From the Press Release:
Adam Bernstein, an award-winning and critically-acclaimed television and film director, will serve as director and executive producer for the premiere episode of Spike’s new scripted series “The Mist.” From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, “The Mist” goes into production this summer and airs in 2017. The announcement was jointly made today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV, and Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company.

Bernstein’s extensive resume includes many of the most decorated series on television over the last 15 years, including directing the pilots for “Fargo,” “30 Rock,” and “Scrubs.” His impressive credits also include “Better Call Saul,” “Breaking Bad,” “Californication,” “Shameless,” “Bored to Death,” “Oz,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” and “Entourage.” In 2006 he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for “30 Rock.”

Bernstein also directed many of the most popular and memorable music videos including “Love Shack” for the B-52s, “Hey Ladies” for the Beastie Boys, and “Baby Got Back” for Sir Mix-A-Lot. Bernstein is also noted for directing “The Adventures of Pete and Pete,” the first original programming for Spike’s sister channel, Nickelodeon. He is currently repped by ICM Partners.

“The Mist” tells a harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates immense havoc. Christian Torpe serves as the executive producer for Spike’s “The Mist.” Torpe created the successful show “Rita” in Denmark, now finishing its fourth season, and has developed programming for both Showtime and AMC.


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The series will use both King’s novel and the 2007 film as inspiration. It will tell an original story about a mist, filled with otherworldly terrors that takes over a small town. Tensions between neighbors escalates as the creatures in the mist draw closer, but they must find a way to band together to survive.



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