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Stephen King’s Under the Dome Moves from Showtime to CBS

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Stephen King’s Under the Dome has been on its way to becoming a TV show since 2009. The book was published in November 2009; shortly afterward, Steven Spielberg purchased the television rights for his Dreamworks TV. A deal was eventually struck between Spielberg’s production house and Showtime. The property was to become a miniseries for the network with Spielberg & King serving as Executive Producers. As icing on top of this delicious sounding cake, Brian K. Vaughn (Y: The Last Man, Lost) would be writing the first episode. For some odd reason, though, the series never happens.


Stephen King’s
Under the Dome has been on its way to becoming a TV show since 2009. The book was published in November 2009; shortly afterward, Steven Spielberg purchased the television rights for his Dreamworks TV. A deal was eventually struck between Spielberg’s production house and Showtime. The property was to become a miniseries for the network with Spielberg & King serving as Executive Producers. As icing on top of this delicious sounding cake, Brian K. Vaughn (Y: The Last Man, Lost) would be writing the first episode. For some odd reason, though, the series never happens.

News hit the web yesterday that Under the Dome has officially became a CBS series. Entertainment Weekly reports that Showtime President David Nevins felt that his network wasn’t a good home for the series. After his ruling, CBS, Showtime’s parent company, swooped in and picked it up. They’ve given it a 13-episode order and plan on airing it in the late 2013.

CBS’s Under the Dome will still make use of Vaughn’s script, which, according to EW’s post, will only loosely resemble the book. It will also be a full-fledged series rather than a mini. As a fan of SyFy’s Haven, another ongoing series based on a King story, that makes me extra excited.

With the team of King, Spielberg and Vaughn behind-the-scenes, it’ll be hard to mess this one up. I’m fully on board with this as long as the level of acting exceeds what was put forth on The Langoliers. No offense, Bronson Pinchot

Bronson Pinchot, The Langoliers (1995):

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