Amazon Will Stream ‘Under the Dome’ Episodes 4 Days After TV Premiere
Set to begin filming in Wilmington, North Carolina this month, episodes of the upcoming CBS adaptation of the Stephen King novel Under the Dome, executive produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV, will be streamed online at Amazon beginning just four days after they premiere on CBS.
Deadline reports today that the deal with Amazon is what allowed CBS enough money to fund such a massive production during the off season, adding that Amazon Prime will have exclusive rights, as the show will not be available through Netflix or other providers.
The 13-episode serialized drama based on Stephen King’s best-selling 2009 novel, about a small town that is unexpectedly sealed off from rest of the world by a giant transparent dome, will be produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.
Production on the series begins this month in Wilmington, NC, at EUE/Screen Gems Studios, where much of Iron Man 3 was also filmed in 2012.
Niels Arden Oplev, the Swedish director of the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, will direct the pilot episode, while Brian K. Vaughan (Lost) will serve as showrunner with both King and Spielberg along as executive producers.
Under the Dome premieres on CBS on Monday, June 24 at 10pm.
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