Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Stephen King, Under the dome has been quite successful, despite the initial jabs from fans. Once we saw what the series developed by Brian K. Vaughan was actually like, the numbers grew – averaging 13.84 million viewers each week and becoming the number one summer series for viewers. And , with the advantage of DVR recording and video on demand and online streaming those numbers continue to grow.
So naturally Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, announced today that the show will return in 2014 with 13 all new episodes, with the first new episode of the season being written by King himself.
“We’re excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester’s Mill, and are thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first one of next season”
The stars of Under the Dome are just as excited for the announcement as the studio. They continue to get paid, but also get to expand on the mystery of the dome, and it’s people. In a talk with Access HollywoodDean Norris, who plays James “Big Jim” Rennie on the show, gave viewers a little insight into what the future holds for season 2:
“We’re gonna learn a lot about the mystery of the dome at the end of the show, you see the dome start to take on a character that’s much larger than has been shown so far. It’s really cool ’cause that’s really the cool, creepy, sci-fi part of it -when this dome is actual sentient being and it’s got its own thing.”
Mixed with murder, mystery and secrets, the town of Chester’s Mill season two sounds like it’s going to be quite the show.
Before everyone jumps out of their seat to tell me that this was already on The Simpsons, let me just say that everything has already been done on The Simpsons, even The Simpsons are repeating stories from The Simpsons. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, CBS has released the first trailer for the television adaptation of Stephen King‘s Under the Dome.
The series stars Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Jeff Fahey (Machete), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight), Britt Robertson (Scream 4) and Keith Harris (Big Fish) with a premiere date set for Monday, June 24th.
The only certain thing, is that thing’s in town are going to go to hell and a hand basket a lot sooner than anyone thinks. Ever read about experiments with numerous rats in enclosed spaces? It’s not pretty.
It’s one of the most anticipated series’ premieres of the summer, if not the year. CBS’ Under the Dome, based on the novel by Stephen King, was discussed at a panel at WonderCon over the weekend, and now we’ve been given our first look at the show, as well as some behind the scenes insight from King himself.
What is Under the Dome? Adapted for TV by comic writer and Lost contributor Brian K. Vaughan, the series (and novel) follows the citizens of the small town of Chester’s Mill who become trapped behind a forcefield that surrounds their town, keeping them in and the rest of the world out. And before you say, “Homer will save them,” as been noted before, King started working on the novel in the 1980s and had returned to it over the years before it was finally published in 2009.
The series stars Rachelle Lefevre, Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Britt Robertson, and Keith Harris. Click play to see the preview below.