Published in 2009, Stephen King’s science-fiction novel Under The Dome is about a small Maine town called Chester’s Mill that becomes trapped under an invisible barrier labeled “The Dome” and must survive being closed off from the rest of the world while also discovering the secrets of the dome itself. Like many Stephen King novels, Under The Dome was ripe for an adaptation.
In 2013, CBS debut a television series based on the novel. It followed the general plot of the book, but many characters and situations were changed in the adaptation. After premiering to high viewership and critical acclaim, the series was renewed for two more seasons. Unfortunately, reviews got worse as the series went on and viewership to decline, leading to the series’ cancellation in September 2015.
Since it’s cancellation, King hasn’t said much about the series besides a comment he made once here. But today, King tweeted some major shade at the show’s divergence from the source material (which some critics point to as the reason for the decline in quality) while asking Netflix to remake the show:
How about Netflix bringing back UNDER THE DOME, only starting from scratch and actually doing the book?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 13, 2019
Netflix is no stranger at resurrecting dead shows, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the streaming service made their own adaptation with King’s blessing.
Of course, this is just a tweet and King might just be venting, but do you think Under The Dome should be remade?
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