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Spielberg, King Go "Under the Dome"

By Garth Franklin Friday November 20th 2009 05:03AM

Stephen King's new supernatural thriller novel "Under the Dome" is becoming a limited TV series reports Variety.

DreamWorks TV has optioned the book and is looking to set it up as a cable event series. Writers are currently meeting with the studio about the task.

The story revolves around the drama that unfolds after an invisible force field suddenly descends on a small vacation town in Maine.

As the locals fight for their survival, the town descends into warring factions led by enigmatic characters.

King, Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will executive produce.

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