CBS has announced that they will be airing a new series starting in the Summer of 2013 from best-selling author Stephen King. UNDER THE DOME will be brought to TV by the network next summer in their adaptation of King’s post-apocalyptic story. The novel is about a town in New England that is suddenly covered by a transparant dome that traps everyone inside and keeps everyone on the outside of the dome out. Originally developed for Showtime, which is owned by CBS, the network felt that it would be a better fit for their network station rather than cable. My feeling on that decision is that putting this show on the cable network would expose it to far less potential viewers than on the very highly rated CBS network and CBS wants to compete against shows like AMC’S THE WALKING DEAD and NBC’S REVOLUTION. Brian Vaughn, who was a writer on LOST, is writing the script for Under the Dome and will be writing the show to be a series that can last for more than one season which would make sense because a mini-series is too short-lived to be of any value. The series is not set to air until summer of 2013 so I’m sure there will be plenty of news coming about this show in the coming months such as casting and story lines. I’m interested in this show so I’ll be tracking the news. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.
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