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Back in 2009 we talked about Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV striking a deal to bring Stephen King’s Under the Dome to television, and after three years the project is finally happening! Out is DreamWorks TV and in is Spielberg’s Amblin Television along with CBS Television Studios and producers Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and Brian K. Vaughan. The show is skipping the pilot stage and going straight to series with a 13-episode pickup slated to premiere in summer 2013.Under the Dome focuses on a small New England town that is cut off fromt he rest of the world by an invisible force field that causes ecological effects and a fight for control within the isolated population. It is perfectly suited for being adapted for television.

From out of the blue it looks like the potential DC Comic Booster Gold television series is still a possibility thanks to SyFy channel and Arrow showrunner Andrew Kreisberg, who is heading up the potential Gold series. IGN asked Kreisberg for an update on the project and he told them; “Booster Gold is going in in the next couple weeks before Christmas. We’ll see what happens from there. It’s such a different project even though they’re both DC Comics properties. Booster is much more candy and popcorn, being about time travel and changing the future and being a superhero who can fly. But they’re both super-fun projects. As a lifelong DC Comics fan, I am beyond blessed to be working on these projects with all these amazing characters.” There is so much potential for the series. Timecop meets superheroes with a lighthearted/comedic underlining. If they are allowed to use other DC characters throughout time it would be even better. Have Booster Gold travel to the golden and silver ages of the DC Comics universe and showcase different heroes and villains that are well known. I just hope that SyFy doesn’t hold it back and make the series take place in present day.

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Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV have struck a deal to bring Stephen King’s Under the Dome to life. The book, which was recently released, is going to be made as an event mini series and likely set up on a cable network.

The novel is a supernatural thriller that focuses on a small New England town that is cut off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field, which causes ecological effects and a fight for control within the isolated population. What is the mystery of the dome?

While I have not read Under the Dome, it seems like it is a perfect fit for Spielberg and company to adapt for the small screen. The source material contains a strong and engaging premise with a ton of possibilities. The great thing about doing it as a mini series is that it has a clear beginning and end, instead of being an ongoing series that would likely be stretched thin and lose focus. If done in a style similar to Taken, I think this could be a very cool project.

Posted on November 20th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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