Showtime Partnering With Steven Spielberg and Stephen King for UNDER THE DOME

Under The Dome

According to Deadline, Showtime is partnering with Steven Spielberg and Steven King for one of the network’s “most ambitious undertakings” by creating a new drama series based on King’s 2009 novel UNDER THE DOME, which will be produced by Dreamworks Television.

As readers of King’s novel know and for the uninitiated, the supernatural thriller revolves around locals at a Maine vacation spot who battle one another when a force field suddenly surrounds their town and cuts them off from the rest of the world.

A search is currently underway to find a writer for the project while King and Dreamworks TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will act as executive producers.

This deal marks a return to genre programming for the cable network with their last effort being 2003’s Dead Like Me.

There are no other current details available on when the show will go into production let alone casting decisions or any air date; but as those become available, we will have them here for you.