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'Under the Dome' cast talks adaptations and bad guys at Comic-Con -- VIDEO

Adaptations have always had to tread the thin line between faithfulness and keeping things fresh — and the show Under the Dome is no different.

Adapted from Stephen King’s popular novel, the CBS show has had to somehow deviate from the original source work, in which the action only lasts a total of six days, in order to produce some longevity for the series.

Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican had the pleasure of sitting down with Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, and Rachelle Lefevre to discuss their summer hit. Check out their thoughts on the adaptation and the role of bad guys below:
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We dare you not to cry when you see this 'Under the Dome' picture

The new TV series Under the Dome debuts in three weeks. You might know that the show is about a lovable All-American small town which is suddenly cut off from the outside world by a mysterious invisible dome. You might also know that the show is based on the 1000-page Stephen King novel of the same name, in which case you know that A) things get very freaky very quickly and B) the show is set in Maine. Both the show and the book function as an allegorical examination of contemporary America, with resources running low and society tearing itself apart. But some new art released for Under the Dome finally pays attention to the greatest tragedy of all: READ FULL STORY

'Under the Dome' extended trailer: Transparent trouble -- VIDEO

Last month, we got a minute-long look at Under the Dome, CBS’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Now the network has released an even longer trailer for the limited series, which premieres June 24. Expect quaint Americana, actors you’ll recognize from other beloved series (Lost! Breaking Bad! Twilight!)… and, oh yeah, a giant transparent dome, which inexplicably appears above the quiet town of Chester’s Mill. Intriguing!

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'Under the Dome': Watch an extended sneak peek -- VIDEO

As promised, the extended sneak peek for CBS’s upcoming summer series Under the Dome is here.

Based on the novel by Stephen King, the series will tell the story of a small New England town that is inexplicably cut off from the rest of the world by a strange, transparent dome, leaving the town to deal with both the larger implications of their new predicament (dwindling resources, how the heck it got there) and smaller, character-based conflicts (lovers are split, personalities clash).

This weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim, producer Jack Bender explained, “This is really a character show in a sci-fi element.” Click here to read our full report from the panel and watch the sneak peek below.  READ FULL STORY

Stephen King's 'Eyes of the Dragon' in development at Syfy -- EXCLUSIVE

Stephen King’s fantasy novel Eyes of the Dragon could at last become a movie or miniseries.

The 1987 bestseller is being developed by Syfy as a longform project, along with a scripted drama series based on the comic Grey Legion and two high-concept movie projects. The network is set to announce all the titles later today at its upfront presentation in New York City.

Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) and Jeff Vintar (I, Robot) will pen the Dragon script, with Taylor and Bill Haber as executive producers.

Dragon is a rarity among King’s early works: A stand-alone novel that hasn’t been previously adapted into a live-action feature. In fact, among King’s pre-1990 books that were first published under his own name, only his fantasy titles (Eyes of the Dragon, The Talisman and the Dark Tower books) haven’t yet been adapted, though all have been in development at one point or another. And given HBO’s success with its fantasy hit Game of Thrones, the timing for Dragon couldn’t be better.

Dragon takes place in fictional realm of Delain and follows a teenage prince who is falsely accused of murdering his father, the king. Imprisoned in a high tower, the prince must figure out a way to escape, clear his name, and confront the devious and powerful wizard who is responsible for his father’s death.

Though Dragon was aimed at younger readers than most of the author’s books, the story also has plenty of characteristically dark touches. The tale also has some overlapping mythology with King’s Dark Tower novels, including sharing a villain (Flagg) who was also in one of King’s most beloved works, The Stand. READ FULL STORY

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