It’s been awhile since I’ve seen any news about Stephen King’s Under The Dome television project, but last we heard, it was being produced by Showtime. Well, scratch that – because now Showtime has dropped the project and is now being picked up by CBS.
Did you hear that? That was the collective groan of Stephen King fans everywhere. Because, let’s face it, CBS kind of sucks. But CBS have decided to pick up the series as a whole (skipping the whole pilot process) and has ordered a full-run series to air sometime in 2013.
Under The Dome is about a small town which suddenly sprouts an enormous force field in the shape of a dome. Obviously, this cuts off the town from the rest of the world and sends most of the town’s residents into insanity. Or something like that. I can’t recall if I’ve read it (I’ve read a lot of Stephen King in my lifetime), but the premise does sound familiar.
So what do you think? Do you believe CBS can do Stephen King justice?