Showtime is partnering with Steven Spielberg and Stephen
King to develop a drama series based on King's 2009 novel Under the Dome.
The series, produced by DreamWorks Television, will follow
locals in a Maine town that is suddenly surrounded by a force field that
prevents them from reaching the outside world. King will serve as executive
producer alongside Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank from DreamWorks.
King previously worked with Spielberg on the development of
his and Peter Straub's novel The Talisman
into a miniseries for TNT in 2006, but the project was cancelled due to budget issues.