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Showtime is teaming with Steven Spielberg and Stephen King for a drama series based on the author’s sci-fi thriller Under the Dome, Deadline reports. A search is under way for a writer.
Published in November 2009, the novel is set in Chester’s Mill, Maine, a picturesque town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the world by an invisible force field. Former Army Captain Dale Barbara finds himself trapped within the Chester’s Mill, where he teams with a handful of citizens, including three children, to oppose a politician attempting to seize power — and to discover the source of the Dome.
DreamWorks Television, which acquired the rights to the novel shortly after its release, will produce the adaptation. Executive producers will include King and DreamWorks’ Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.