It looks like the series
is going to be rather different from the book. Actually, from the preview, it kind of looks like they took some stuff directly from the book, while all some characters have in common with their book counterparts is their names. At least two characters who die at the beginning of the book are alive and well in the trailer, Big Jim is barely even pudgy, Rusty Everett is a young firefighter trapped outside the dome, and Phil Bushey is the sober DJ of a rock music radio station. As long as the series is good, I don't mind the changes, but I am concerned that they plan to turn this into a series if it's successful. It seems it would be difficult to do a proper conclusion to the miniseries if they have to plan for the future.