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06/12/2013 03:41 pm ET

'Under The Dome': Stephen King Previews CBS' New 'Family Fright'

As "Under the Dome" approaches its premiere (June 24, 10 p.m. ET), CBS has released a new preview featuring creator Stephen King as he discusses the process of adapting the series for the screen, with cast members such as Dean Norris, Mike Vogel and Rachelle Lefevre describing the impact the author has had on the show and on them personally.

King promises that "Under the Dome" will feature visuals that will make viewers' eyes "bug out of their heads," insisting that, "we're going to try to make this a character-driven show, but nobody's shying away from the big effects."

According to King, "Dome" is intended to be a "family fright," with endless potential for stories. "When people come, I would like them to be fascinated by the situation. I love stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situations -- how some people will rise to that situation and some people will crumble," the writer says in the video above. "If we're very very lucky, people will also start to discuss 'what is this dome, what does it mean, what's the purpose of it?' The one thing that TV has is time -- it has all the time in the world to spread out and tell a story."

"Under the Dome" premieres Monday, June 24 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

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