Under the Dome, which is being developed by Steven Spielberg and author of the novel Stephen King, has been picked up by Showtime.

DreamWorks Television will produce this adaptation, which follows a group of Maine residents who become trapped under a giant force field that closes them off from the rest of the world.

A writer for the project is currently being sought. It is unclear if this will be conceived for the small screen as a miniseries, or if it will become a regular seasonal series.

It is not clear at this time when the series will premiere on Showtime.