Stephen King’s ‘Under the Dome’ Sells Wide
Broadcasters across Europe, as well as Canada and Australia, snatch up the event mini-series from CBS Studios International.
One of the hottest shows out of last month’s L.A. Screenings, Stephen King’s event mini-series Under the Dome has sold wide, with CBS Studios International closing multiple deals across Europe, Canada and Australia for the sci-fi thriller.
CBS inked deals with major international broadcasters including Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1, France’s M6, Raidue in Italy and Channel 5 in the U.K. Canada’s Global Television and Network Ten in Australia are among the other major networks that have picked the show. CBS said the series will be licensed in 200 international markets, with some territories set to bow Under the Dome as early as this summer. Stateside, CBS will premiere Under the Dome on Monday, June 24.
Based on King’s best-selling novel of the same name, Under the Dome tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The show is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Spielberg and King, along with Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and the series writer Brian K. Vaughan, are executive producers on the project.
The event mini-series is a mainstay of many international broadcasters’ schedules, so it was no surprise Under the Dome, with its pedigree and the Stephen King brand name, was a hot seller.