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Brian K Vaughn tackles Stephen King’s ‘Under the Dome’


This is great news. Firstly because the novel has landed in the hands of the folks at Showtime, King’s work needs to be adapted at a cable network that takes risks. Watered down, made-for-regular-TV versions of his novels suck, sorry they just do. If you are a fan of King’s work, it’s as much about the visceral horror and fear as it is about the plot. His descriptions far outweigh your imagination in terms of depth and scare factor. To even come close, you have to tread pretty far into R-rated waters. Secondly, is of course, brilliant writer Brian K Vaughn. This could be really good. Hit the jump for a quick synopsis.


On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens — town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing — even murder — to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.

tags: Brian K. Vaughan, showtime, stephen king, under the dome

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