Stephen King


Spike peers into The Mist with Stephen King

US cable channel Spike is to remake horror movie The Mist. The network has ordered a ten-part scripted series based on the film, with TWC-Dimension Television, which is part of The Weinstein Company, attached to produce. The film, based on a King novella, followed a seemingly innocuous mist that sweeps over a small town and […]

Analysis: OTT to the rescue…

…or how streaming services are saving TV series and allowing others to get made. Pay TV operators are living in fear of people dumping their services for streaming equivalents such as Netflix or Amazon/Lovefilm. Their concerns will not have been assuaged this year as both launched a raft of premium, original content that won plaudits, […]

CBS: Amazon, int’l sales key to Under the Dome profits

The streaming deal CBS scored with Amazon in February and international sales were key to pushing the broadcast network’s summer breakout hit Under the Dome into profit, its CEO has revealed. Les Moonves described the Stephen King-penned sci-fi series as a “brand new form of entertainment” for US summer broadcasting and claimed it would “bring […]

Dome stays in place at CBS

US broadcast network CBS has renewed its high rating miniseries Under the Dome for a second run. The Stephen King-created series will return for a second 13-episode run on the back of strong ratings this summer. It is currently averaging more than 13.8 million viewers, including pulling in a strong performance in the vital 18-49 […]

NBC preps miniseries slate including Clinton bio, Rosemary’s Baby

NBC is working on a slate of miniseries that includes a biopic of Hilary Clinton and TV reworkings of Rosemary’s Baby and Stephen King’s novel Tommyknockers. The miniseries form is enjoying a global resurgence and US broadcast network NBC recently ordered A.D.: After the Bible, the follow-up to cable net History’s smash hit miniseries The […]

NBC poaches ABC exec for international copro role

US broadcast net NBC has recruited Quinn Taylor as its new executive VP, movies, miniseries and international coproductions. Taylor joins from rival network ABC where he had been since 1996, most recently as VP, movies, miniseries and acquisitions. At NBC he will oversee all development and programming of original movies and miniseries, as well as […]

UK channel goes Under the Dome with CBS

Channel 5 in the UK has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the buzzy CBS miniseries Under the Dome. 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 […]

Oz’s Network Ten picks up Reign and raft of LA Screenings shows

Australian free-to-air broadcaster Network Ten has told TBI the shows it has selected from this year’s LA Screenings, which include CBS’ hotly-tipped period drama Reign. Ten has output deals with CBS and Fox and has chosen a raft of new shows from the Studios. From CBS Studios International it has Reign, the series, described as […]

CBS orders Stephen King adaptation from Spielberg’s Amblin

US broadcaster CBS is teaming with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television to launch a series based on Stephen King’s novel Under The Dome. The show has been ordered straight to series. The network has ordered 13 episodes of the adaptation from CBS Television Studios, Amblin Television and Simon & Schuster, which was initially published in 2009. […]