November 30, 2012 - 13:18 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - CBS is going into business with Stephen King and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment as part of its scripted push for summer 2013, The Hollywood Reporter said.
The network has ordered straight to series an adaptation of King's 2009 best-seller Under the Dome, scheduling the 13-episode effort for summer 2013, where it will join the recently revived second season of Poppy Montgomery starrer Unforgettable.
CBS Television Studios will produce the series in association with Spielberg's Amblin Television. Neal Baer (A Gifted Man, Law & Order: SVU), King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and comic scribe Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Lost), who penned the Under the Dome television adaptation, will serve as executive producers. Director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Unforgettable) will direct the first episode.
Based on the book about locals at a small New England town that is suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome, its residents must deal with surviving the postapocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what the barrier is, where it came from and when -- and if -- it will go away.