The Stephen King adaptation that aired on Spike TV for one solo season will soon be leaving Netflix having been on the service since 2017. The Mist departs Netflix in the US in October 2021.
Added to Netflix on October 24th, 2017 the sci-fi series adapted the Stephen King novella where we followed the residents of Maine village trapped in by a mysterious fog which also brought with it monsters.
The series wasn’t particularly well-reviewed and we’d have a hard time recommending it because of that and the fact it never got a solid conclusion.
Now, four years later, the series is due to depart Netflix on October 24th, 2021 meaning your last day to watch is October 23rd.
This removal date only applies to Netflix in the United States for the moment with no other regions showing removal dates.
Outside the United States, The Mist carries Netflix’s Original branding. It was added slightly earlier than the United States in August 2017. With the four-year anniversary up, the rights Netflix acquired seemingly last for a much longer period of time although just because it’s branded as Netflix Original does not mean it’ll be available forever.
The Mist was part of Spike TV’s big foray into TV shows but the network’s days were numbered as it eventually got rebranded into Paramount Network and relocated into the HQ of Paramount Pictures in order to ” give the network a closer association with the film studio.”
The show was canceled before this rebrand in September 2017 shortly before it got added to Netflix.
It’s not all bad news for Stephen King fans. Netflix is currently adapting Mr. Harrigan’s Phone with the help of Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy and The Duffer Brothers are adapting the excellent Stephen King novel, Talisman.
That’s on top of all the adaptations already on Netflix such as In The Tall Grass,
Stephen King is a big advocate of Netflix generally having recommended many titles over the years including the recently released Midnight Mass limited series from Mike Flanagan.
Did you watch The Mist on Netflix? Will you miss it when it’s gone? Let us know in the comments.