The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Spike have cancelled its series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist after one season.
The synopsis for the series is as follows:
A small town family is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from 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.
The series pulled in 1.2m viewers with its opening episode, but the rest of the episodes could barely draw 800,000 viewers even with DVR. It didn’t help that its key demographic, adults between 18-49, wasn’t seemingly interested as the series couldn’t crack into cable’s top 30 scripted series. As for the series itself, I was initially intrigued to see how’d they pull off a tv adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist and I only watched the pilot episode and immediately couldn’t care for any of the characters and didn’t stick around to watch the remainder of the first season.