Channel 5 has closed a deal with CBS Studios International to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to CBS’ drama series Under The Dome. The series, which debuts state-side on Monday June 24th, will premiere on Channel 5 this Autumn.
Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, Under The Dome tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent dome. The drama series, which has an order for 13 episodes, is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy and Aisha Hinds.
Speaking of the acquisition, Katie Keenan, Channel 5′s Head of Acquisitions, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing this unmissable drama event to our viewers later this year. Stephen King, the master of mystery and suspense, transports the viewer into a world of intrigue, drama and action.”
While Armando Nunez, President and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, added: “Under the Dome is a very unique and highly anticipated summer television event in the U.S. We’re excited to be working with Channel 5 to bring this high-quality CBS production to U.K. audiences.”
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