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Stephen King's Under The Dome Debuts In June On CBS

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Posted by: Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher
created 01/12/2013 - 8:22pm

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4330 Back in late November the news surfaced that CBS had ordered 13 episodes for a new show based on Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novel, Under The Dome.

We now learn when the series will debut, and it's June 24th at 10pm ET.

Niels Arden Oplev (original Girl With The Dragon Tatoo director) will direct the pilot episode with Brian K. Vaughn writing the adaptation.

The novel centers around a town that gets cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious dome and how the people deal with their situation. 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.

 

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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