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CBS Greenlights Stephen King & Steven Spielberg's Under The Dome

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CBS has ordered 13 episodes of a new drama based on Stephen King's 2009 novel, Under The Dome.

Steven Spielberg will be on as executive producer with Lost's Brian K. Vaughn on as writer.

It's said the show will feature characters from the novel as well as original ones, and has the blessing of Stephen King.

The Under The Dome television series will also not feature the controversial ending that the novel had, but does hope to have a second season.

King's novel sees a small New England town suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away.

Under The Dome will air next Summer.

(Via Deadline)

Here's the description of the novel from Amazon:

 

STEPHEN KING “RETURNS TO HIS GLORY DAYS OF THE STAND” (New York Daily News) WITH HIS NEW #1 BESTSELLING EPIC

Just down Route 119 in Chester’s Mill, Maine, all hell is about to break loose. . . .

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day, a small town is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and rain down flaming wreckage. A gardener’s hand is severed as the dome descends. Cars explode on impact. Families are separated and panic mounts. No one can fathom what the barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away. Now a few intrepid citizens, led by an Iraq vet turned short-order cook, face down a ruthless politician dead set on seizing the reins of power under the dome. But their main adversary is the dome itself. Because time isn’t just running short. It’s running out.

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