August 30, 2011 11:42am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Stephen King, Steven Spielberg Team on Showtime Drama Series
Stephen King and Steven Spielberg are at it again.
The duo who previously teamed on The Talisman are developing a drama series based on King’s 2009 novel Under the Dome.
The project, which will be produced by DreamWorks Television, revolves around locals a Maine locale who battle each other when a force field surrounds their town and cuts them off from the remainder of the world.
King will executive produce along with DreamWorks TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. No writer is currently attached.
DreamWorks TV also produces Spielberg’s TNT alien invasion drama Falling Skies, which was recently picked up for a second season, and had the Toni Collette dramedy United States of Tara at Showtime.
King and Peter Straub’s fantasy novel The Talisman was published in 1984, which TNT developed into a six-part miniseries in 2006; the project was ultimately scraped due to budget concerns.