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CBS Sets Stephen King’s ‘Under the Dome’ for June 24

5 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff

CBS announced the June 24 premiere of Stephen King’s Under the Dome

CBS announced the June 24 summer premiere date of Under the Dome based on the the 2009 science fiction novel by acclaimed horror author Stephen King.

During the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles, CBS announced that Stephen King series Under the Dome will premiere June 24, 2013 to start a 13 episode run.

Adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name, Under the Dome tells the story of small town in Maine that’s mysteriously separated from the outside world by a dome.

At the TCA press event, CBS also showcased a video reel with interviews with Stephen King and writer Brian K. Vaughan.

“It’s really exciting to take the book and possibly expand it,” said King in one of the interviews. “That’s what TV is for … TV is an expansive medium.”

Interestingly, Under the Dome comes with high production value since the new series is produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.

“I’ve always wanted to work with Steven,” added King. “Our view of American life is similar … we both see the extraordinary in ordinary things and people.”

The first official preview for Under the Dome will air during Super Bowl XLVII on February 3.

CBS’s Entertainment President Nina Tassler gave insight into the first season by saying the series would end with a major piece of information revealed. The conclusion of Under the Dome could lead to a second season depending on performance.

Under the Dome is part of CBS’s new summer lineup that includes premieres from Big Brother, an untitled reality baking show, and the return of Unforgettable. CBS will also air reruns of some of its most popular shows including CSI, The Good Wife, and The Mentalist.

How pumped are you for Under the Dome?

What do you think?

Nadya Vlassoff

Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog MelroseStreet.com, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.
  • gretel

    Really looking forward to “Under the Dome”. More nonsense from The King!

  • BigT

    I think I saw that movie back in 2007. It involved a loveable oaf, the EPA, a pig crap silo and Dome Depot…

  • For TV? It’s going to be glossed over for TV because it would definately be a hard ‘R’ rated movie. We shall see . . .