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Under the Dome

In its latest effort to differentiate its streaming video service from competitors, Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service will be getting a hot new TV show while it currently airs on broadcast television, the company announced today.

The move is a first for the streaming service, which like its competitor Netflix usually only gains access to TV show seasons a year after they’ve gone off air. And while Hulu currently has current TV series as a result of its many licensing agreement with TV networks, this show won’t contain commercial interruptions.

The show itself is call Under The Dome, a 13-episode adaptation of a Stephen King novel that’s being produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Here’s the official synopsis from Amazon: “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.” (Trailer embedded below.)

The series’ first episode should air June 24 and become available to Amazon Prime members June 28. Future episodes should pop online about three days after their TV broadcast premiere.

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