Back in May, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV had hired Michael Green to write a script for Stephen King’s Under the Dome, with the plan to turn it into a TV miniseries. Plans have changed since then and Showtime is getting involved with Stephen King and Steven Spielberg to turn Under the Dome into a ongoing TV series.

According to reports, DreamWorks and Showtime are searching for a new writer for the TV series. It is also noted that Stephen King will be on board as an executive producer. For those that have not read the novel, it deals with a town in Maine that is cut off from the rest of the world by an invisible dome:

“Just down Route 119 in Chester’s Mill, Maine, all hell is about to break loose… On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day, a small town is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and rain down flaming wreckage. A gardener’s hand is severed as the dome descends. Cars explode on impact. Families are separated, and panic mounts. No one can fathom what the barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away. Now a few intrepid citizens, led by an Iraq vet turned short-order cook, face down a ruthless politician dead set on seizing the reins of power under the dome. But their main adversary is the dome itself. Because time isn’t just running short. It’s running out.”

This is one of multiple Stephen King TV projects which includes the currently running Haven, along with the upcoming Bag of Bones miniseries, and the possibility for a TV series based off of The Dark Tower.

Source: Deadline