The show, which comes from CBS Television Studios and Stephen Spielberg’s Amblin Television, will air on the UK terrestrial channel in the autumn.
Under the Dome follows events in a small down that is suddenly and inexplicably encased in a giant transparent dome. It’s based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, which was a number one bestseller on launch in 2009.
The closed miniseries format and sci-fi themes are a departure for CBS, which is better known for crime and legal procedural dramas such as NCIS and the CSI franchise.
“Under the Dome is a very unique and highly anticipated summer television event in the U.S.,” said Armando Nuñez, president and CEO, CBS Global Distribution. “We’re excited to be working with Channel 5 to bring this high quality CBS production to UK audiences.”