Spike has cancelled drama series “The Mist” after one season, Variety has confirmed.
The series was based on the 2007 film of the same name, which was itself based on the novella by Stephen King. The series centered around a small town family that 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. It starred Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy. The series hailed from TWC-Dimension, with Amanda Segel and Christian Torpe serving as executive producers.
The show was ordered to series at Spike in April 2016. It debuted on June 22 and wrapped up its run on Aug. 24 earlier this year. The series failed to make a substantial impact in the ratings, with the season averaging an anemic 0.14 rating in adults 18-49 and 462,000 viewers per episode in Nielsen’s Live+Same Day ratings.
The cancellation comes as Spike is preparing to rebrand itself as The Paramount Network. Dramas “Yellowstone” and “Waco” will be the first originals produced for the network. Viacom confirmed in March that “Heathers” and “American Woman,” which had been in development at TV Land, would migrate to Paramount Network as part of shift of resources at Viacom toward a small set of core cable channels. Paramount Network, intended to be a broad, premium-entertainment network, is one of the six channels that Viacom CEO Bob Bakish identified as the company’s future focal points. In addition, “The Shannara Chronicles” will move from MTV to Spike this fall ahead of the rebrand.