Friday, November 30, 2012

Stephen King's Under the Dome to be a TV Series

Reports are that CBS will air a serialization of Stephen King's novel Under the Dome next summer.  Thirteen episodes are ordered.  This is from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, which should be magic, but in TV something goes awry and they just don't seem to be able to carry out an ongoing storyline.  Perhaps if they approach it as a prolonged mini-series it might work.  Remember your failure at the cave, I say.

The novel features a town which is suddenly cut off from the world by a clear impenetrable dome.  The inhabitants have to survive on what they have, while the outside world tries to break in and rescue them.  It has the appeal of a post apocalyptic survival tale with the added angst that goes with the thought that they could all escape somehow. 

I thought the ending of the novel was quite cheap and unworthy of all that had gone before.  We shall see how they handle the ending if they get that far in the story.

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