CBS renews Stephen King sci-fi series Under The Dome
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Under The Dome, the television science-fiction series based on a Stephen King novel, has been renewed for a second season, United States (US) broadcast network CBS said on Monday.
The series, which chronicles the life of a small town that is cut off from the outside world by a giant impenetrable dome, has attracted an average of about 12 million viewers per episode, making it the top scripted series of the summer in the US.
King, whose novel of the same name was published in 2009, will write the first of 13 episodes for the second season, which will premiere next summer, CBS Corp chief executive Leslie Moonves told reporters at a Television Critics Association meeting.
King serves as an executive producer of the series along with Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg.