CBS Announces Premier Date for King’s Under the Dome
As reported by The Wrap, CBS recently announced that Stephen King’s UNDER THE DOME will be a 13-part serialized drama about a small town in Maine trapped under a giant dome and will premiere Monday, June 24, 2013. CBS is also planning on doing some big promoting for UNDER THE DOME:
CBS will give the series some high-profile advertising by airing promos during the Super Bowl, CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler said. The show was one of several … to have its summer premiere date announced.
The series is of course based on King’s novel of the same name and is being produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Brian K. Vaughn, who was a writer on LOST, is writing the script. A clip was shown during the recent Television Critics Association winter press tour and King was there to explain the clip, in which a plane crashes into the dome as it suddenly appears over the town. Both plane and body parts fall to the ground, and as scarcity sets in, the story explores how people deal with diminishing resources. The dome brings out the best in some and the worst in others.
I haven’t read this one but I read at the time it was released that it was a return to the good old fashioned “Stephen King” story: great characters, great tension, terror, and many surprises along the way.
Have you read this one? What’d you think of it? Will you be tuning in to see how CBS handles it? Will it translate to the small screen?