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Stephen King's Under the Dome headed to TV?

If you're intimidated by Stephen King's 1,000-plus page novel, "Under the Dome," don't worry. A small-scale version may be headed to your TV. According to Variety, Steven Spielberg and King are developing a series based on the new book, which King recently signed at a Baltimore-area Walmart (shown here).

DreamWorks TV has optioned the book and wants to set it up as a series, likely for cable. The novel is about a small Maine town that suddenly is enveloped by an invisible dome, triggering panic and other reactions among the residents.

Still, there's no guarantee about the TV show. Spielberg and King developed a screen adaptation of King's 1984 novel "The Talisman," on which the director has had the option for more than 20 years, Variety noted. That project came close to being done as a mini-series for TNT a few years ago until it was tabled for budgetary reasons.

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