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Will Netflix Pick Up The Mist for Season 2?

Posted by Jamie on March 28, 2019

The Mist is a Stephen King adaptation that was aired in 2017. The story was originally made into a movie and then into this TV series that aired on Spike and is now showing on Netflix. The news that The Mist was canned after a single season was news to nobody but is it the end? Will Netflix pick up The Mist for season 2? Will anyone?

Stephen King is having another golden era right now. After the first, with his books and the second with movies during the 1980s, it is now about movies and TV. With IT, The Dark Tower, Mr. Mercedes and the recent Under The Dome, the Carrie remake and likely others in production, it’s a good time to be Mr. King right now.

The Mist is another adaptation of one of his books. It centers around a strange mist that envelops the small town of Bridgeville, Maine. The town is surrounded by the thick mist and cannot see out. The mist doesn’t just subdue sound and light, it also contains monsters of all shapes and sizes that look to prey on the townsfolk.

It’s a typical Stephen King book. A character-led situation that brings out the worst and the best in people. That forces characters to examine themselves and sometimes find themselves wanting and either rise to the challenge or give in to their base desires. It is no less a story for being typical though. The book has the usual mix of small town characters, some with secrets, some with none and a situation that changes their view of the world and of each other.

The Mist TV show

The Mist follows most of the original book and the movies from 2007. Townsfolk are picked off in the mist whenever they go out so hole up in the local supermarket. Here the TV show diverts from the book by splitting the cast into three that stay in the mall, the police station and the church.

A core family are the main characters with supporting characters adding balance and interest. Morgan Spector plays Kevin Copeland, Alyssa Sutherland plays Eve Copeland and Gus Birney plays daughter Alex Cunningham. The supporting cast include Danica Curcic as Mia Lambert, Okezie Morro as Bryan Hunt and Luke Cosgrove as Jay Heisel. The case it large and varied but that family unit are where The Mist concentrates.

Also a departure is how The Mist handles the monsters. Rather than having just physical monsters as the enemy, there is a mixture of external and internal monsters to deal with. Each character has their own demons and their own issues and the show also tries to tackle wider social issues as it goes. Unfortunately, this approach isn’t universally successful.

It seems some characters are bipolar and will suddenly change for no explicable reason. We expect extreme circumstances to bring our different aspects of our personality but some of the changes in the town seem disjointed or unlikely to say the least. The adaptation is often clumsy and doesn’t handle certain aspects of the storyline very well at all. The Mist as the perfect opportunity to tackle current social challenges and doesn’t pull them off. Fortunately, these don’t detract too much from the storyline.

Will Netflix make The Mist season 2?

Spike didn’t want to make another season of The Mist and despite a Change.org petition, it doesn’t seem like anyone else does either. While the original story is worthy of a continuing series, it might just be better to let this version fade away and begin again in a few years’ time.

The cast is strong and features some good performances but the script, the production quality and the overall impression of The Mist isn’t great. It watches as a low budget show created for cable with half an eye on cost rather than quality. For those reasons I don’t think Netflix will want anything to do with it as it is.

There is a real appetite for character-driven stories right now and Stephen King is the master of these. He has written enough books to be adapted for the large or small screen without flogging a dead horse, which I think The Mist is. It’s a shame as I liked the cast and thought some of their acting was excellent. I think they were let down by the writing and the directing though.

I may be completely wrong. At the time of writing, there are no plans or hints of plans to continue The Mist into a second season. Not on Netflix or anywhere. It’s a shame but not entirely surprising once you sit through a couple of episodes of season one which is currently running on Netflix.

What did you think of The Mist? Should there be a season 2 or should it be left to fade into its own mist? Tell us your thoughts below.

30 thoughts on “Will Netflix Pick Up The Mist for Season 2?”

daniel says:
sluta det så konstigt så moste det komma so 2 det kan inte sluta på det så i slutet moste sluta så mänskligheten vinner tycker jag
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Ken says:
Real needs to be a season 2 . It’s a great show
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Michelle Dyer says:
Please make a season 2
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Brandon says:
Please make season 2. I felt the show was amazing and I would have Netflix just to watch it. The only thing I would want different in season 2 is more monsters, I didn’t feel like there was enough in season 1
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Lisa says:
I really hope they come out with season 2. Season one was good but we need answers. Please bring season 2
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George Joseph Geroux says:
Yes most definitely you don’t just end a season like that and not have an ending
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Midori says:
I loved mist and have been hoping for the next season.
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Dana says:
Please Netflix pick up season 2 I need more.
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Dana k. says:
Yes season 2
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Tee Ess says:
I binge watched 10 whole episodes and there isn’t a second season???? This need to be fixed Netflix. Please pick this show up and finish it.
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Kyle Sanchez says:
I just finish the show. The Mist. I think the writings are not bad at all. Not like what other say! I love the unexpectable twist of the show. Please we beg you make a season 2.. please netflix hear us. And please let JAY comeback if there will be season 2.
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Clint McDowell says:
Please make a second season what spike tv doesn’t understand most people don’t have time to watch a series every week good show.
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Linda says:
We need a season2 of The Mist good show
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Mathias says:
I do hope Netflix won’t leave us in the lurch
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Jeremy says:
I just finished the series last night. Great finale and I am so disappointed there is no season 2. They need to make this happen
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Linda says:
Yes please end it in a good way. It was strange but so is Stephen king. Just do it.
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Candice M says:
Yes please bring the mist back.
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Betsy says:
Definitely bring it back. Love it
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Lesa says:
…someone do S2 please, how the hell you gone make a movie and just leave folks hanging smh
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QuocQuan says:
cmon please make season 2, very love this series!
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Kristy says:
Wow can’t believe there’s no season 2! I just totally binge-watched season 1 and was totally hooked despite some questionable plot holes and WTF moments. Netflix could address these issues and make a great season 2. Cmon please!?!
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Huy says:
Please make season 2, from Vietnamese fans. We love this show.
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Jason montague says:
What a shit ending if there ain’t gonna be a series 2, I did prefer the film though
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Katie combast says:
Please Netflix I need a season 2 can’t just leave us hanging please I love the mist
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Patrick Chin says:
Great script. Watched 10 episodes continuously. My vote for season 2. Go for it.
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Sam Khazen says:
PLEASE NETFLIX, pick this up and give it the second season it deserves. thousands of fans are dying for one and it will be a lucrative investment
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Dustin says:
Loved the show. I have faith that Netflix sees the potential in this series and will make atleast a season 2. Spike sucks for dropping this after 1 season. The mist is way better than most of the shows spike has. Please dont let me down Netflix
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Dante says:
There has to be a Season 2 to decipher why the mist is being fed at the end of season 1
Is not fair to leave the Audience with no answers
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Cutiepie says:
So what happens next after season 1? Don’t leave the audience hanging. If they really wanted to stop the series from airing. Atleast try to give it an ending. In my opinion, the film would be great if it had an ending. Just saying
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Yousef says:
pretty sure Netflix must come up with a second season. I don’t think Netflix will leave the show like that with non-understandable ending. Overall the show was amazing
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Mona Brodalen says:
Season 2 is a must after the end of season1 !
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David McCollum says:
Yes, Netflix could bring it up another level. It is a good series, well worth watching.
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Tim says:
Bummer. Liked the show a lot – but I am a self confessed King Junkie.
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Landen Bradley says:
Definitely needs a season 2
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