1/4/13

Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' TV Adaptation Set to Air

~From Examiner.com

When "Under the Dome" was first released, there were mentions of a television series adaptation. Like many rumored adaptations, this seemed to be just that - a rumor - as nothing more was really said about it.

As it turns out, the wheels were in motion after all! It was recently announced that the series will hit the airwaves this coming summer. It will run for 13 episodes and will coincide with the release of a new paperback edition of the novel.

"Under the Dome" is about a town that is sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as the dome comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from and when -- or if -- it will go away.

It is being suggested that the series will take the form of a single season with a set number of episodes that tells the complete story. This would minimize story padding and filler and allow the viewer to go in knowing exactly how long the story will take to unfold.

Steven Spielberg's production company, Amblin Television, will produce the show along with Stephen King, who will serve as an executive producer with Brian K. Vaughan, the shows script writer. No word on casting yet, though.

1/13/13 UPDATE: According to HuffingtonPost.com, "Under the Dome" will premiere on CBS at 9 p.m. Central on Monday, June 24, 2013.

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