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Old 11-29-2012, 07:03 PM  
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'Under the Dome" coming to CBS summer '13

Hopefully the series won't fizzle out toward the end the way that the novel did...

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Stephen King is coming back to broadcast TV. CBS is giving the author’s Under the Dome a 13-episode series order.

Based on King’s bestselling novel, Under the Dome is the story of a small New England town that’s suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s residents need to survive the deteriorating post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and how to make it go away.

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The series version was originally developed at Showtime. But in an unusual move, the ambitious project jumped from a cable network’s slate to the major broadcaster (more on that below). It’s also a rather unique title for CBS, since the network has been traditionally more wary about betting on serialized dramas than its rivals. But with AMC’s The Walking Dead and NBC’s Revolution, apocalyptic serialized dramas have been delivering large numbers lately.

Fans of the novel shouldn’t expect an exact retelling of the same story. Last we heard, writer Brian K. Vaughan’s (Lost) script for Dome was wisely using the novel’s setup as a launch pad for its own TV-format-friendly version of the story and might even lay the groundwork for a different outcome than the novel’s ending. Also, the CBS version is definitely a series, not a mini-series, with a finale episode that will leave the story open for more seasons.
Bit more info at the link.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:37 PM   #106
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Yeah, they just ended without any sort of resolution. It didn't feel like a finale, it felt like the penultimate episode of the season. Cliffhangers are great - hell, I love them - but that was just sloppy.
It's funny that you say that. My wife and I both watched it thinking that there was one more episode coming and the ending seemed consistent with that idea. I didn't figure out that it was the season finale until I read this thread.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:32 PM   #107
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Yeah, the series at this point bears little to no resemblance to the book.
I wish they would have just used the premise, and made the whole thing a little less cosmic-egg-babysits-cocoon-pink-stars-inside-egg-make-big-dome
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