Under The Dome; A New Media Experiment

Posted: December 19, 2012, 15:35
CBS Exec: Stephen King's 'Under The Dome' A New Media Experiment For The Network

At a HRTS newsmakers luncheon, Scott Koondel said the ambitious summer series will serve as a test of how to capitalize on new electronic platforms.

When CBS ordered the 13 episode series Under The Dome, based on a novel by Stephen King and produced by Steven Spielberg, it wasn’t just an investment in their most ambitious scripted summer programming in years.

Read more here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Under the Dome on CBS

Posted: November 29, 2012, 21:54
Under the Dome will be a 13 episode miniseries airing next summer.

CBS has ordered 13 episodes of a serialized television adaptation of Stephen King‘s Under the Dome. Coming next summer, the series will be produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television studios.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev will direct the first episode. The scriptwriting team for the project included Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and Brian K. Vaughan; they will all work as executive producers on the project. Simon & Schuster (part of the CBS corporation) will re-release of the trade paperback and eBook through the Pocket Books imprint.

Read more here and here.

Thanks to Troy Tradup, Herbert West and Lou Sytsma

Brian K. Vaughan writes Under the Dome

Posted: November 8, 2011, 11:13
Showtime adaptation of Under the Dome has gotten a writer.

Originally announced in August, the Steven Spielberg-produced Showtime adaptation of Stephen King's novel Under the Dome now has a writer. Deadline reports that Brian K. Vaughan, a name very well known to genre fans, has signed on to adapt the novel for television.

Vaughan launched his career as a comic book writer and is responsible for series like "Y: The Last Man", "Ex Machina" and "Runaways". He joined the writers of "LOST" midway through the third season, leaving at the end of season five and has, since, been shopping a number of original screenplays around Hollywood. He's set to return to comics next year as well with a new ongoing series, "Saga".

Spielberg, King and DreamWorks' Stacey Snider will executive produce along with DreamWorks TV chiefs Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.

Thanks to David Squyreshi and Alex Berlini

Under the Dome on it's way?

Posted: May 21, 2011, 23:56
According to Variety "The River" writer Michael Green is at work adapting the Stephen King tome Under the Dome in preparation for DreamWorks TV to shop to broadcast and cable buyers in a few months.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

UK paperback of Under the Dome

Posted: June 15, 2010, 07:21
As you might remember I have earlier written about the four different covers for the UK paperback edition of Under the Dome. Well, today I got one of them in the mail and let me tell you, it's one thick book.

King and Spielberg

Posted: November 20, 2009, 11:10
Variety reports that King and Spielberg is teaming up:

Steven Spielberg and Stephen King are joining forces to develop a limited series based on King's just-released supernatural thriller "Under the Dome." DreamWorks TV has optioned the book and is looking to set it up as an event series, likely for cable.

DreamWorks principal Stacey Snider was key in bringing the project to the company. Spielberg, King and Snider will exec produce along with DreamWorks TV chiefs Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.Book, which has earned strong reviews as a return to form for the prolific author, 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.

DreamWorks is starting to meet with writers for the project. The plan is to set a writer before shopping the skein to prospective buyers.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Marco Lammers.

Meet Stephen King’s Gore Specialist

Posted: October 20, 2009, 15:43
Here is a very interesting article about Russ Dorr, a man who’s helped King with getting the fact straight in more than one book. Beware though that there are some small spoilers for Under the Dome in the article.

Thanks to Michael Cahill

Under the Dome movie

Posted: July 16, 2009, 22:58
Publishers Weekly reports that Under the Dome might be on its way to be filmed:

Rand Holston at CAA is currently out with the film rights to Stephen King's forthcoming novel, Under the Dome. Scribner is publishing in November and Holston is co-agenting with Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman. (King's literary agent is Chuck Verrill.) The novel follows the members of a small Maine town inexplicably sealed off one day by an invisible and impenetrable force field. Stranded inside the dome—which is erected at a random and unfortunate circumference that separates those within the town—a group of locals, led by an Iraq war vet, band together to fight rising social unrest and, ultimately, the barrier itself. King announced that he had finished the book back in January and, in his column for Entertainment Weekly, spoke of its massive size—it's more than 1,000 pages. The heft may be making it tough for Hollywood execs to see the story working as a feature; one insider said all the activity in the book is causing some to think Dome makes more sense as a miniseries. Other massive 1,000-plus page works by King—like It and The Stand—both wound up on the small screen, the former as a TV movie and the latter as a miniseries.

Thanks to Bev Vincent