“I knew that George R.R. Martin had written a few episodes of ‘Game of Thrones,’ and I was very jealous,” King told the Seattle Times.
Why is King writing the first episode? He explains (apparently as they eat pizza), “It gave me a chance to set the arc in motion for the season, and it gave me a little more input into what was going to happen.”
The article cites Neal Baer saying, “We thought this would be a great way to solidify the support of the fans...” Does the fan base need solidifying? Maybe.
What's my reaction to another season of Under The Dome? Fearful. Things took off with a bang first season, then fell apart.
Is King Writing About Hodges? . . .
After discussing his "ritual" for writing, the article notes:
That’s not to say that King lives free of the self-doubt that afflicts most, if not all, writers. In fact, he’s currently a “mess” over the troublesome third act of an upcoming book.
“I don’t usually plot in advance, the book usually tells me what to do, but I’m getting to the point where there’s a lot of mist ahead and I just sort of hope things work out,” he said. “They usually do.”Makes me wonder if he is hard at work on the next installment with Detective Ret. Hodges.