Looks like it’s curtains for The Mist. The Stephen King adaption for television over at Spike has been axed after one season. According to Variety it appears the cancellation comes due to a rebranding of station. It’s almost an odd thing, when usually the reasoning is due to ratings. Not here, apparently!
The show had garnered some fans, but it didn’t really wrack up enough ratings. According to the article it received 0.14 rating in adults 18-49 and 462,000 viewers per episode, which is really low in American TV standards. So while the ratings weren’t given as the main reasoning behind the cancellation, it certainly made it easy for the company to discard it.
Apparently Spike is being re-branded as the “Paramount Network” and will become a “broad, premium-entertainment network”. Channel owner Viacom has been switching shows around, such as Heathers and The Shannara Chronicles, so be sure to keep an eye out for where your favorite shows are headed! It’s a major disappointment for the crew and fans of the show but King adaptations are happening all the time. Namely, Netflix has snagged a novella and novel of his, 1922 and Gerald’s Way. So do not despair King fans, more is on the way.
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