Stephen King Returns To Network Television With ‘Under The Dome’
It appears that after having done a few things with various cable channels. Stephen Kind is making a return to Network Television.
According to EW’s Insider TV CBS have given a 13 episode order for Under The Dome, which is a series based on Kinds novel of the same name.
Synopsis: Under the Dome centres on a small New England town that’s suddenly and inexplicably shut off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent dome. The town’s people need to survive the deteriorating post-apocalyptic conditions while trying to find answers to what the barrier is, where it came from, and how to make it go away.
“This is a great novel coming to the television screen with outstanding auspices and in-season production values to create a summer programming event,” said Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment. “We’re excited to transport audiences Under the Dome and into the extraordinary world that Stephen King has imagined.”
The episodic version of Under The Dome was originally developed for Showtime, but in an unusual turn of events. The ambitious series jumped from that cable network to one of the biggest of the major US television networks.
It’s also a rather unique title for CBS, since the network has been traditionally more wary about betting on serialized dramas than its rivals. However given the popularity of series such as Walking Dead and NBC’s Revolution. It’s hardly surprising that CBS are looking to take a gamble on this new show.
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