CBS and Stephen Spielberg are bringing Under the Dome to television next summer.
In a departure from its signature drama procedurals, CBS has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to Steven Spielberg and Stephen King’s Under the Dome, a drama based on King’s bestselling 2009 novel, which will be produced by Spielberg’s Amblin Television. The series will air next summer which will mark CBS’ biggest effort with original scripted fare in the off-season in years with Under The Dome andUnforgettable. Under the Dome tells the story of a small New England town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away.
Pretty interesting. It's definitely the type of book that can be split into many episodes, as long as they have a time frame and set end date.
There's some more info HERE.