The Hollywood Reporter reports that Steven Spielberg's series adaption of Stephen King’s engrossing 2009 novel “Under the Dome” isn't just headed for TV, it's headed for pay cable, where all the book's gory mayhem may be done justice!
The book's about a small town in Western Maine suddenly cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious invisible force field.
No showrunner is attached, but hopefully they'll be VERY careful picking one out so we don't get another fucking "Defying Gravity," "FlashForward," "Stargate Universe," "V" or AMC "Prisoner."
Atop my wish-list is Ronald D. Moore, a key creative force on the latter-day "Star Trek" and "Battlestar Galactica" series who was the first showrunner on HBO's "Carnivale" and knows well how to handle small-town sci-fi from his work on "Roswell."
Frank Darabont would be amazing too, if his experience at "The Walking Dead" hasn't spooked him away from TV forever.
Spielberg already has a fine relationship with Showtime via "United States of Tara." Though there's a lot of spectacular (and expensive-sounding) vehicular horror in the early chapters, I suspect "Dome" wouldn't cost as much as something like "Rome."
I put it again to you, talkbackers! Who should play military fellows Ken and Barbie, and evil dealership owner Big Jim Rennie, and plucky Republican newspaper editor Julia Shumway?
Find all of Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here!