TV Adaptation of Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' Picked Up to Series by CBS


TV Adaptation of Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' Picked Up to Series by CBS


The project was initially developed at Showtime, but has now moved to the Eye which gives it a 13-episode series order.

Stephen King's "Under the Dome" is one step closer to come to the small screen. A TV adaptation based on the bestselling supernatural thriller novel has been given a 13-episode series order by CBS for a summer 2013 premiere.

"This is a great novel coming to the television screen with outstanding auspices and in-season production values to create a summer programming event," says Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment. "We're excited to transport audiences Under the Dome and into the extraordinary world that Stephen King has imagined."

The project was initially developed at Showtime, but the network's president David Nevins thought it wasn't really right for the cable channel and recommended it to Tassler. Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television will produce the show with King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and Brian K. Vaughan as the executive producers.

"Under the Dome" novel was first published in 2009. It follows locals at a Maine vacation spot which becomes trapped under a mysterious invisible force field. A corrupt local politician uses the crisis to seize power, while local people start battling one another.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Jenna Dewan Having 'Big Fight' With Channing Tatum Over Her Nude Photo
  2. Chris Brown and Rihanna May Start Hooking Up Again After Spotted Hanging Out Together
  3. Kim Kardashian 'Had a Secret Fling' With 'Celebrity Big Brother' Star Calum Best
  4. Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Apparently Only Fake Their Breakup
  5. Kris Jenner Planning a Spring Wedding to Corey Gamble
  6. Report: Caitlyn Jenner Is Secretly Living Next to Kris Jenner
  7. Selena Gomez Gets Advice From Jennifer Aniston on The Weeknd Romance: Ignore the Haters
  8. Jennifer Garner Reportedly 'Disgusted' by Sienna Miller's Flirtatious Behavior With Ben Affleck
  9. Report: Angelina Jolie Is Forced to Hand Over Kids to Brad Pitt
  10. Bye Johnny Depp! Amber Heard 'Smitten' and Ready to 'Go Public' With New Beau Elon Musk

CELEBS PHOTO