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Stephen King, Steven Spielberg Go Under The Dome At Showtime

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.

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  • http://twitter.com/Dawnell_do Dawnell_do

    I haven’t read the book, but I’ve heard good things about it. So i’ll give this show a chance when I see it.

  • b_mahoney

    I really enjoyed this book, but felt it lost steam at the end. The first 800 pages or so were amazing! If you like KIng at all I recommend the book.

  • Ravi311

    Agreed.  Amazing book, but the ending kinda blew.

  • demoncat_4

     nice to see the book finaly make its jump to other media plus steven spielberg teaming with king talk about a power house.colaboration

  • http://theunderfold.com bman (The Underfold)

    I hate to be “that guy” but… The Simpsons did it. 

  • RunnerX13

    If it wasn’t you, it would have been me.

  • Big H

    Actually King said in an interview that if he would have known about The Simpsons movie he wouldn’t have written book. I believe he was done with the book when the movie came out. So congrats on being “that guy” and just assuming one of the most creative people on this earth aped a concept from Simpsons the movie…

  • http://theunderfold.com bman (The Underfold)

    Good grief. Chill out dude. I was just joking. I don’t really think that he stole the idea or anything… it’s just that it’s kind of funny.