Stephen King’s Under The Dome isn’t a straight adaptation

First word on Stephen King’s “incredible” Under The Dome TV series coming to the US in June

Cover art to Stephen King’s Under The Dome

Under The Dome, based on the novel by Stephen King, will premiere in the US on June 24 2013 on CBS, according to Shock Till You Drop.

Adapted by the brilliant comic-book writer Brian K Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Runaways) from King’s doorstop of a novel, it’s the story of a small town in Maine that suddenly finds itself under a clear but impenetrable dome. Sides form, panic begins and general unpleasantness kicks off. For added class the pilot episode is directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the man behind the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

“So far it has been incredible,” said Vaughan, speaking exclusively to SciFiNow back in issue 69. “Stephen King was a massive influence on my upbringing, so to talk with him about shepherding one of his creations has been great.”

Perhaps most excitingly, King gave the writer free reign in adapting the book.

“As Elvis once said, ‘it’s your baby, you rock it now’. ‘I trust you, you’ve got good instincts, don’t screw it up, don’t make the people in this town look dumb and go with God.’ That’s an incredible thing to hear from a creator,” Vaughan concluded.

You can buy the novel Under The Dome for £6.29 on Amazon.co.uk