As reported back in 2009, Steven Spielberg and Stephen King are teaming for a television adaptation of King’s novel Under the Dome. Now, Deadline reports that Showtime has stepped in as the home for the upcoming series.
The book 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.
Spielberg, King and DreamWorks’ Stacey Snider will executive produce along with DreamWorks TV chiefs Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. No other creative talent has yet been announced, but that is expected to change in the very near future.