- Stephen King tweeted on Thursday that he wanted Netflix to adapt his novel, “Under the Dome,” and threw shade at the CBS TV series.
- “How about Netflix bringing back UNDER THE DOME, only starting from scratch and actually doing the book?,” King tweeted.
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Stephen King threw major shade at CBS and its version of “Under the Dome.”
The legendary horror author tweeted on Thursday that he wanted Netflix to adapt his 2009 novel, “Under the Dome,” which CBS had previously made into a TV series in 2013. It ran for three seasons before being canceled in 2015.
“How about Netflix bringing back UNDER THE DOME, only starting from scratch and actually doing the book?,” King tweeted, suggesting displeasure with CBS’ version.
King regularly praises Netflix, and around the same time as his “Under the Dome” tweet, he applauded the streaming giant’s revival of “Designated Survivor,” which originally aired on ABC.
“The Netflix season of DESIGNATED SURVIVOR is tough-minded, complex, and involving,” he tweeted. “Freed of network constraints, the cast and crew are clearly exhilarated. This is excellent entertainment.” Clearly King believes network TV limits creativity.
He slammed critics for giving “Bird Box” subpar reviews, tweeting in December, “Don’t believe the lukewarm reviews, which may in part have been caused by reviewers’ ambivalence to the streaming platform, as opposed to theatrical releases.” The movie currently has a 63% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.
He called Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” series “close to a work of genius” in October.
Netflix has adapted other King works in the past, including his novel, “Gerald’s Game,” and his novella, “1922.”