The TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist has been cancelled after just 1 season.
The series, which airs on Spike in the US and Netflix in the UK, was a version of a short story by the hugely popular horror writer, that had been plagued by poor reviews and even worse viewing figures since its debut.
The Mist is a novella which sees a small town in Maine (obviously) enraptured by a mysterious mist, which contains monsters from another dimension.
The story was adapted into an underrated movie in 2007, which starred Thomas Jane.
The series earned a lot of criticism from hardcore Stephen King fans, who claimed that the characters were completely different from the novella and the film as well as the giant monsters that previously featured.
The Mist has also struggled thanks to the glut of recent Stephen King adaptations, some of which have been critically acclaimed.
The new version of the gigantic tome It saw a huge amount of acclaim as well as box office success, with Netflix’s adaptation of Gerald’s Game also receiving good reviews so far.
It’s not all been roses for King this year, however. The Dark Tower was roundly panned by critics thanks to its deviation from the novel and suffered in cinemas as a result.
You can watch the entire first season of The Mist, as well as the film Gerald’s Game, on Netflix right now.
Source: Screen Rant