We previously mentioned that two of the biggest Steph(v)en’s in the movies are teaming up for a TV series, and now that TV series has found a home. Under the Dome will be based on Stephen Kings own novel from 2009, and Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks studios will be producing. Now that the project has found a TV channel to air on, things should be starting to take shape!
Taking on one of their most ambitious undertakings, Showtime are no stranger to big TV series’, already giving us Dexter and Weeds. Spielberg’s Dreamworks TV division is also no stranger to big budget TV series’, already producing three new shows this Autumn including Smash on NBC, The River on NBC, and Terra Nova on Fox. It is still unclear as to whether Under the Dome will run as a mini series or a seasonal series, but whatever it eventually turns out to be, this could end up being one of th hottest shows on US TV. Here is the book 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.
By Matt Wavish