Under the Dome – Baseada na obra homônima de Stephen King, a série narra um estranho caso que ocorreu com a cidade de Chester Mill, Maine: um enorme campo de força transparente cobre a cidade e a deixa isolada do resto do mundo. Nada ultrapassa: Aviões batem e explodem e membros são cortados na inútil tentativa de fugir. A população luta para sobreviver, para descobrir o que criou esse campo de força e para tentar responder a pergunta: Será que um dia ele vai embora?
Initial planning and announcement
The project was first announced in November 2009. Two years later Brian K. Vaughan was hired to adapt the novel as a series, then set up at cable network Showtime. Showtime entertainment president David Nevins felt that the series was not right for the network and suggested to Nina Tassler, his CBS counterpart, that she take on the project. Tassler was interested and picked up the series along with attaching veteran television producer Neal Baer, who was under contract at CBS, as the showrunner. It was announced in November 2012 that CBS had bypassed ordering a pilot and given Under the Dome a 13-episode straight-to-series commitment.