David Boyd (The Walking Dead) has been hired as producer/director on Spike and TWC-Dimension TV’s straight-to-series drama The Mist, based on the Stephen King novella. The series will premiere on Spike in 2017.

The Mist tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear? The cast includes Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.

Boyd transitioned as a prominent Director of Photography to a sought-after director. He just helmed his eighth episode of The Walking Dead and has directed shows such as Friday Night Lights, Longmire, Sleepy Hollow, Queen of the South and Aquarius. He is repped by Thruline Entertainment and the Kaplan/Stahler Agency.

Christian Torpe and Amanda Segel are executive producers of The Mist. Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser are executive producers for TWC-Dimension Television with Megan Spanjian, Matthew Signer and Keith Levine as producers.