STUDIO CITY ( — One of Stephen King’s most popular works has been brought to life on CBS.

The “Under the Dome” author, whose scores of books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide, sat down with CBS2’s Suzanne Marques.

“My mind’s kind of a popular culture junk pile,” said King, who has written such works as “The Shawshank Redemption”, “The Green Mile”, “Misery”, “Carrie”, and “The Shining”.

King started writing “Under the Dome” three decades ago.

“I was teaching high school, I was 25-years-old, I had two kids at home,” he said. “It’s a different world.”

“Under the Dome” takes place over a period of days in King’s book, but the prolific author said telling a story on television is much different than in film.

“‘Godfather 2’ which would be my pick for one of the greatest movies ever made, that’s an event. It’s an event in your life,” King said.

But a television series? “That is life,” he said.

“Under the Dome” airs at 10pm Monday nights on CBS.

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