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King's "Under The Dome" Enshrouds CBS

By Garth Franklin Friday November 30th 2012 06:35AM

CBS has ordered a straight-to-series adaptation of Stephen King's 2009 best-seller "Under the Dome" which will premiere Summer 2013.

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.

CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television are developing the TV adaptation which King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and Brian K. Vaughan will executive produce. Swedish "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" helmer Niels Arden Oplev will direct the first episode.

Dreamworks originally optioned to develop the property as a cable series back in 2009 with CBS' corporate sibling Showtime looking at the property last year.

The network will also launch the series with a multiplatform window, with each installment available shortly after its original broadcast.

Source: The Live Feed

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