Stephen King’s ‘Under the Dome’ TV series now has a writer and should be arriving soon

Stephen King is teaming up with Steven Spielberg (a match made in Heaven) to bring us a limited TV series based on Kings novel Under the Dome. The idea has been brewing for some time now, however Variety recently reported that the show now has a writer attached, which means things are certainly getting underway. The supernatural thriller is being adapted for the screen by ‘The River’ writer Michael Green, and it seems Dreamworks TV have snapped up the series and hope to have it ready for broadcast in a few months. Here is the books synopsis:

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.

Now, if you can get the Simpson’s out of your mind for just a few seconds, this sounds pretty impressive, and sounds like quite a bit scale for a TV series. I will be looking forward to this.

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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