Stephen King’s The Mist is Coming to Television

By April 19, 2017Literature, Television

Coming to a television near you… The creepy tale ‘The Mist’, was first published in Stephen King’s 1980 horror anthology Dark Forces.

From The Mist website:

“Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike’s “The Mist” centres 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. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.”

The show premieres on June 22nd on the TV network ‘Spike’ (owned by Viacom), and will star Alyssa Sutherland, Morgan Spector and Frances Conroy.

Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think!

8 Literary References Found In Family Guy

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Fox’s animated sitcom Family Guy was created by Seth MacFarlane, with its first episode airing on January the 31st 1999. The show follows the antics of the Griffin family and their friends in Quahog, a fictional district of Rhode Island.

The dysfunctional family consists of Peter (father), Lois (mother), Chris (son), Meg (daughter), Stewie (baby son), and Brian their anthropomorphised dog.The show is known for its non-sequitur cutaway scenes, and musical numbers; each episode is a whirlwind of popular culture references, borderline offensive (and at times absolutely offensive)  jokes, and toilet humour. It is often subversive, at times intelligent, but mostly puerile nonsense (which is totally fine- no judgement!)

Having sat through quite a few Family Guy episodes myself, I have noticed its inclusion of literary references in amongst the pop culture. Here are some of what we could find on our travels through Quahog with the Family Guy gang…

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Sci-Fi Novel Altered Carbon Comes To Netflix

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A brand new sci-fi show is arriving at Netflix on the 2nd of February, 2018.

Netflix has been responsible for immersive and exciting new series such as Stranger Things and Sense 8, and is ready to bring us another amazing world to explore.

Adapted from Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 noir science fiction novel, this latest dystopian thriller is set to be a hit. It is based in a world where consciousness is stored digitally, and human bodies (AKA “sleeves”) have become interchangeable, theoretically allowing humans to become immortal.

Check out the trailer below…

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The Lord Of The Rings Reworked For Brand New Television Series

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In surprising news for Tolkien fans, corporation giant Amazon have bought the global television rights to The Lord Of The Rings. 

On Monday 13th of November 2017, Amazon announced they were ready to produce the biggest and most expensive show for their streaming site. Amazon are set to create multiple-seasons of a series that precede Tolkien’s first of the LotR trilogy: “The Fellowship of the Ring,”.

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Howards End Comes To The BBC

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E.M. Forster‘s masterpiece Howards End (1910) has been adapted for television once more.

Forster is known for his commentary on social class and hypocrisies, and examining such with wit and intelligence. Howards End in particular places a magnifying glass on three families of varying classes at the beginning of the 20th century. In the novel the half-German Schlegel sisters look to help the impoverished Basts while also working with the rich Wilcoxes to rid them of their ingrained prejudices.

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Nosy Crow Partner With John Lewis with Moz the Monster Book

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It’s that time of year when the seasonal advertising campaigns swing around and first off the bat as usual in the UK is John Lewis with another touching, heart warming advert. As always, John Lewis are accompanying that advert with a stack of related merchandise so you can expect to see Moz the Monster under many Christmas trees, and this year the brand is partnering with Nosy Crow for a Moz the Monster children’s book!

If you haven’t seen the advert yet, you should probably start there. It begins with a little boy nodding off as his book slides off the bed. Read More

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