The big TV miniseries coming from the Stevens: Spielberg and King

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Here's a TV miniseries we'd see: Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Stephen King's new sci-fi/horror novel Under the Dome.

Variety reports that Spielberg and King will develop a limited series based on King's just-released book; DreamWorks TV has optioned the book and is looking to set it up as an event series, likely for cable:

Book, which has earned strong reviews as a return to form for the prolific author, revolves around the drama that unfolds after an invisible force field suddenly descends on a small vacation town in Maine. As the locals fight for their survival, the town descends into warring factions led by enigmatic characters.

King and Spielberg will executive-produce, and they're looking for a writer to adapt the book.

This would mark a return to TV for both of these prolific creators: Spielberg's best, in our opinion, was Syfy's Taken, and we've always loved the TV miniseries based on King's books, though they've varied widely in quality; maybe our faves are It and The Stand.

Does anyone else think Under the Dome sounds a lot like the story of the Simpsons movie?

What do y'all think of this new miniseries? Will you watch?

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