Some of the best films ever made have been Stephen King adaptations. The Green Mile, It, The Shining and Carrie are all Stephen King originals. Incidentally Carrie is being remade and, released next year, will be starring Chloe Moretz. Now, CBS has announced that they'll also be adapting his Under the Dome novel, for the small screen, reports the Huffington Post. 

King is famed for his complex horrors and sci-fi novels, and Under the Dome is one of the latter genre, in which a small town in Maine is suddenly isolated from the rest of the world, trapped in a transparent dome. The community devolves into a post-apocalyptic state as they try to understand what's happening to them, and why. The CBS series will run for 13 episodes. 

As yet no casting has been announced by Nina Tassler, the President of CBS Entertinament released a statement saying:"This is a great novel coming to the television screen with outstanding auspices and in-season production values to create a summer programming event," she said. "We're excited to transport audiences 'Under the Dome' and into the extraordinary world that Stephen King has imagined." Current plans will see it air in the summer of 2013.