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Stephen King's 'Under the Dome': Super Bowl Gives Us First TV Spot, Tells Us Nothing — VIDEO

By Alicia Lutes, Hollywood.com Staff

Dead Zone, Kingdom Hospital, The Haven. All TV series inspired or based on Stephen King novels. Welcome to that fold Under the Dome, the al-new, and all-ambiguous new series from King, coming Summer 2013 to a small screen supplying CBS near you. And it's all about the larger questions — especially those that

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The book the show is based on — a gargantuan effort at over 1,500 pages — tells the tale of Chester's Mill, a small town in the northeastern United States that finds itself literally cut-off from society thanks to a magical dome that appears one day without warning. Various nefarious sources come into play, including a giant meth explosion that kills all but 26 of the townspeople. There are aliens nicknamed ""leatherheads"" even though they never played old-timey football, headaches, brain tumors, meth labs, bad dudes, an invisible dome, and the ramifications of being cut off from society in a literal bubble.

Check out the trailer for yourself, and see if you can glean more from it than we did.

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Have you read Under the Dome? Planning on checking out the new show? Let us know in the comments!

[Photo Credit: CBS]

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