CBS Gives Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME A June 2013 Air Date

We know that Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev will team up for the first episode, but CBS has today announced an actual air date for the 13-episode adaptation of the Stephen King novel.

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By Josh Wilding - 1/12/2013

CBS has today announced its summer schedule, including the premiere date of the highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King's Under the Dome. Last year, we learned that the network had ordered a 13-episode season and that both Brian K. Vaughan and Niels Arden Oplev were attached along with Neal Baer (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as showrunner. It will make its debut on Monday, June 24 in the 10PM slot. At this point, it's unclear whether this will be a 13-episode adaptation of the lengthy novel or simply just be based on it. Stay tuned for updates!

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens—town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a selectwoman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing—even murder—to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.

Source: Deadline
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Bigstever - 1/12/2013, 11:38 AM
I'm pumped for this.
inkslinger616 - 1/12/2013, 12:25 PM
I cannot wait for this its been so long since a good king adaptation came out and I hope they do it justice.
Jollem - 1/12/2013, 3:07 PM
my mother is an avid stephen king fan. she said this was a very good one
preacher - 1/12/2013, 3:27 PM
I too am an avid SK fan, and, altho this is a good read, I couldn't shake the fact that if felt like SK's version of The Simpson's Movie.

And the big reveal at the end, as to what the dome is, what's causing it, was an incredible let down for me. Ah well, to each his own. I feel King hasn't really written anything spectacular since Dreamcatcher. And that wasn't really up there with his best, but it was pretty close to his older stuff.
LorenzoVonMatterhorn93 - 1/12/2013, 4:12 PM
interesting. reminds me of the simpsons movie though. will be cool to see what they can do with it.
AUSSYACE - 1/12/2013, 10:26 PM
It can't be any worse than all of the reality bullshit that's hitting our screens these days..
SugarYumYum - 1/13/2013, 10:37 AM
Yeah, I thought that the concept sounded like a more serious and suspenseful version The Simpson's movie lol. Well, no harm in taking inspiration. Sounds like it'd be a good show, love when shows are based off of one big mystery.

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