The TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s Under the Dome has been talked about for quite some time now. Originally Steven Spielberg was set to produce, and Lost’s Brian K. Vaughan would be developing the series for Dreamworks TV. However, things have been very quiet for a long time, until now…
Variety are reporting that the show is back on track, and that CBS have ordered a thirteen episode series to be ready to air summer 2013.
Per Variety, CBS has given the show a straight-to-series 13-episode order. In a move that has become more common in the wake of cable’s increasing dominance over the airwaves, the series will be aired next summer. Vaughan penned the adaptation and will still be onboard as a producer, but the network has brought in Neal Baer(A Gifted Man, Law & Order: SVU) to executive produce and serve as showrunner. Spielberg and DreamWorks’ Stacey Snider remain onboard as executive producers as well. Additionally, The Eye is readying a deal to make Under the Dome episodes available for streaming shortly after the eps premiere on the network.
Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the original Swedish version of “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” will direct the first segment.
The supernatural thriller revolves around locals at a Maine vacation spot who battle one another when a force field suddenly surrounds their town and cuts them off from the rest of the world.