Lost Writer Set To Pen The Under The Dome TV Adaptation For Showtime
Joining the growing list of Stephen King adaptations is a TV project based on Kingís 2009 novel Under the Dome. We learned last August that a small screen take on the novel was in the works and DreamWorks Television now has a writer set to adapt the story to a TV show.
Much like some of Stephen King's other stories, Under the Dome is a supernatural thriller that takes place in a town in Maine. The story follows a vacation spot which becomes cut off from the rest of the world when a force-field-like dome appears to surround the town.
According to Deadline, the series is set up for Showtime and being produced by DreamWorks Television. Stephen King and DreamWorks TVís Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank are set to executive produce. Brian K. Vaughan has signed on to write the adaptation. As Deadline notes, in addition to penning the comics Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways and Pride Of Baghdad, Vaughan also wrote for Lost for three seasons.
This project joins Bag of Bones, The Stand and the Dark Tower series as the Stephen King stories with adaptations in the works. Bag of Bones is set up for a miniseries, which will premiere on A&E next month. Warner Bros. is looking to bring The Stand to the big screen (with Ben Affleck possibly directing). And the less certain of the projects is the mega-venture that is the Dark Tower series adaptation. That may or may not be coming to both the big and small screens, courtesy of Universal, with parts of it adapted to movies and other parts set of for a TV series to air between big-screen installments. Things havenít looked good for the project but according to Brian Grazer, itís going to happen.
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