NEWS - UNDER THE DOME
For those of you that want to catch up on Under the Dome there will be a DVD with the entire series released on June 20. Pre-order here.
King sort of commented on the Under the Dome TV series during the Lee Child event and even though he didn't say it our flat I think this says it all...
I wrote a novel called ”Under the Dome”, not necessary to be confused with a TV show…
Finally CBS is doing the right thing and letting the residents of Chester's Mill end their journey.
CBS is putting the residents of Chester’s Mill out of their misery.
The network has decided to end its summer thriller Under the Dome next month— which is still two years after the show was originally expected to conclude.
CBS has officially decided to not order a fourth season of the series, which is based on the Stephen King bestseller about a Maine town suddenly trapped under a mysterious force field.
Instead, the Sept. 10 finale will serve as a series ender.
“Two years ago, Under the Dome broke new ground in the summer and became an instant hit on CBS, as well as with viewers around the world,” said Nina Tassler, chairman, CBS Entertainment. “Dome’s event storytelling and multi-platform business model paved the way for more original summer programming with the successful rollouts of Extant and Zoo. We’re excited to present the final chapter in Chester’s Mill as the story comes full circle, with the Dome coming down as dramatically as it went up.”
Previously Tassler had teased that the dome was going to come down at the end of the season. The network also revealed the closer will chronicle “two groups of residents engage in one final conflict that some won’t survive” and that the dome’s “mysterious origins will be revealed.” We’re told there are no plans to shop Dome around to other potential networks or streaming companies.
Thanks to Herbert West Posted: August 13, 2015, 15:22:30
I say let the Dome stay down and end this while someone is still watching. What do the rest of you think?
CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Monday that while no decision has been made about Season 4, they aren't ruling it out. "The dome is coming down at the end of this season, but that opens up a host of other storytelling opportunities," Tassler said.
The question came as Tassler was being asked about the overall performance of CBS's summer programming. While Tassler acknowledged it's been a tougher summer, she said she is happy with the network's summer strategy. "We went into summer to have more original programming on air," she said. "Zoo is the No. 1 scripted show, Dome is the No. 2 scripted show, and Extant is No. 4. ... The shows are still performing. ... [and] these stream well on Amazon."
Looks like there will be a 4th season of Under the Dome but it won't be shot in Wilmington.
Citing sources and social media posts from crew members, Brothers says the CBS show will move to a new location, possibly Utah, for its fourth season. The summer series is wrapping its third season this week.
According to The Wilmywood Daily, word is there will be a sale of set pieces some time soon. Sets for “Under the Dome,” which is based on a Stephen King book, are currently the main feature for tours at EUE/Screen Gems on N. 23rd Street in Wilmington.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Press release for the first two episodes of season 3 of Under the Dome.
THE RESIDENTS OF CHESTER’S MILL APPEAR BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE DOME FOLLOWING THEIR EVACUATION INTO THE TUNNELS BENEATH THE TOWN, ON THE TWO-HOUR THIRD SEASON PREMIERE OF “UNDER THE DOME,” THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Emmy Award Winner Marg Helgenberger and Eriq La Salle Guest Star
Series Moves to Thursdays at 10:00 PM, ET/PT on July 2
“Move On” and “But I’m Not” – The residents of Chester’s Mill appear both inside and outside the Dome following their mysterious encounter in the tunnels beneath the town. As the Dome begins to reveal its ultimate agenda, the townspeople are forced to question what and whom they can trust as fresh threats appear, new residents emerge and surprising alliances form, on the two-hour third season premiere of UNDER THE DOME, Thursday, June 25 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger guest stars as Christine Price, a Chester’s Mill resident with insight into the Dome’s origins. Eriq La Salle guest stars as Hektor Martin, the ruthless CEO of the energy company run by Barbie's father.
Here is an interview with Marg Helgenberger about Under the Dome.
Two teasers for Under the Dome.
This sounds to me like they are getting ready to end the show...
“We will tell you why the dome came down and what it’s about,” the EP confirmed, adding that by the end of Season 3, “you’ll know exactly why this happened the way that it happened.”
- Neal Baer and Tim Sclattmann during a CBS summer press event.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: May 19, 2015, 09:24:28
Here is a teaser for the third (and hopefully last) season of Under the Dome. It starts on CBS June 25th.
Here are some photos from episode 1 and 3 from season 3 of Under the Dome.
UNDER THE DOME, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. In the weeks following the Dome’s descent on the sleepy town of Chester’s Mill, the inhabitants have been forced to adapt. Combating Dome- and man-made threats daily, the community rises to new heights of ingenuity, courage and, for some, darkness, in order to survive their post-apocalyptic isolation. Just as the town’s quest for answers reveals a seemingly viable path to freedom, everything the residents think they know about the Dome and its motivations is turned upside down. Again facing an uncertain future, the citizens of Chester’s Mill begin to realize their true destiny as the Dome reveals more of its ultimate agenda for them. As new dangers emerge, battle lines are drawn that will alter relationships in ways none of them could imagine. For this town, the true threat to the human spirit’s resilience is no longer just the invisible dome that has cut them off from civilization – but it is the enemy within.
Begins its third season Thursday, June 25 on the CBS Television Network
Here is a trailer for season 3 of Under the Dome.
Thanks to Herbert West
ER alum Eriq La Salle will have double duty in CBS’ summer drama series Under The Dome. He’s been cast in a lead role for Season 3 and will direct episode 9.He previously directed an episode of Season 2. La Salle will play Hektor Martin, a ruthless CEO of the energy company run by Barbie’s (Mike Vogel) father.Posted: March 17, 2015, 13:22:36
Here is what we can look forward to during 2015. What are you looking for the most?
- June 2: Finders Keepers
- June 25: Under the Dome season 3
- June 30: Drunken Fireworks
- September 1: The Stephen King Companion: Four Decades of Fear from the Master of Horror
- September 8: Joyland (Illustrated Hardcover Edition)
- November 3: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
- ?: Haven season 6 will probably premier during 2015
- ?: Cell will proably premier in 2015
Filming of season 3 of Under the Dome has begun...
Today it was reported that Marg Helgenberger will join the cast of Under the Dome.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winner Marg Helgenberger is to appear in an extended story arc on the science-fiction series Under the Dome, CBS announced Thursday.
Based on Stephen King's novella, the show is to kick off its third season with a two-hour premiere June 25.
The series is about a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome.
Helgenberger, who was a longtime cast member on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, will guest star on Under the Dome beginning with the Season 3 premiere episode.
CBS announce premier date for season 3 of Under the Dome.
UNDER THE DOME returns for its third season with a special two-hour premiere on its new night, Thursday, June 25 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). It moves to its regular time period on Thursday, July 2 (10:00-11:00 PM), following BIG BROTHER, forming a strong two-hour block of established summer hit shows. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, UNDER THE DOME tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. This season, Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger will guest star in an extended story arc, beginning with the premiere episode, as the town’s inhabitants figure out the Dome’s purpose and what it wants from them. UNDER THE DOME was last summer’s most-watched (11.32m) and highest-rated scripted program in adults 18-49 (2.8/09) and adults 25-54 (3.7/10).
Looks like season 3 starts filming on March 11 and that the title of the first episode will be Move on.
Tomorrow you can get the second season of Under the Dome on DVD and blu-ray. Sorry this news comes so close to the release but there has (as far as I have seen) been almost non promotion for this one...
The extra features are:
Under The Dome: Season 2: Readings From The Dome
Interview: Stephen King & Season 2
Under The Dome: Season 2: Welcome Back To Chester's Mill
Under The Dome: Season 2: Filming The Season Premiere
Under The Dome: A Journey Through Season 2
Inside/Outside: The Transmedia World of Under The Dome
Under The Dome: Season 2: The VFX
Here are three DVD releases for you.
Under the Dome - Season 2 - December 9, 2014
A Good Marriage - December 30, 2014
Big Driver - January 27, 2015
Thanks to Tony Northrup
CBS confirmed yesterday that Under the Dome is back for a third season to air in the summer of 2015.Posted: October 3, 2014, 09:19:01
Still no word on a third season. The second season of Under the Dome had concluded but CBS is still keeping quiet about the future of the hit sci-fi TV drama. Fans are left wondering about what is in store for the Chester's Mill residents after the end of the season. Will they find their way out of the dome? When season 2 was announced the producers made the renewal announcements before the first season ended last year. Yet they failed to do the same this time around.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you want a third season or have you had enough of Under the Dome as a TV show? Personally I feel done with it but I also feel sorry for those of you that enjoyed it to be left like we were in the end of season 2. Leave you comments bellow or on facebook or twitter.
CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today that they will release season 2 of Under the Dome on DVD ($59.99) and Blu-ray ($74.99) on December 9th.
Here's a list of the bonus material:
- Under The Dome: Season 2: Readings From The Dome
- Interview: Stephen King & Season 2
- Under The Dome: Season 2: Welcome Back To Chester's Mill
- Under The Dome: Season 2: Filming The Season Premiere
- Under The Dome: A Journey Through Season 2
- Inside/Outside: The Transmedia World of Under The Dome
- Under The Dome: Season 2: The VFX
Here is a summary on what's being said about Under the Dome at Comic Con.
I also Heard that the plan is for it to go on for about 3-5 seasons. How many seasons do you want of Under the Dome?
Here is a behind the scenes from Under the Dome, Creating Chester's Mill Featurette.
Here is a second clip from episode 2 Infestation of Under the Dome.
Here is a clip from episode 2 Infestation of Under the Dome.
Here is an interesting interview about the special effects on Under the Dome with Encore VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet.
Thanks to Jody McDougle Posted: July 2, 2014, 09:22:37
Don't Watch these clips if you haven't seen episode 1 from season 2.
Infestation (Episode 2 preview)
Season Two's New Cast Members
Angie's Shocking Moment
King in Under the Dome.
What did you think about the season 2 premier? Seems the ratings was lower than the season 1 premier and finale but still high.
The second season premiere of "Under the Dome" came in way below last summer's premiere and last fall's finale, but the Stephen King-scripted episode still ranked as Monday night's top show in all measures.
What did you think about the season 2 premier? Seems the ratings was lower than the season 1 premier and finale but still high.
We know before the season started that two characters were going to die in the first episode (personally I thought it was the wrong two) and here are two interviews with one of them. If you haven’t seen the episode you might want to do that before you click on the links.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: July 1, 2014, 08:29:34
Here is a trailer for episode 2 of Under the Dome.
Tonight Under the Dome returns to CBS for a second season. King has written the first episode and also has a cameo in it so it will be interesting to see where he’s going with the story. What’s a bit worrying though is that according to CBS there has been screeners sent out for this episode (not to me though) but there are no reviews to be found. Usually when a now season starts you hear something about it beforehand but not this time. Does that mean it’s bad? Does it mean it’s not worth talking about, or seeing? Does it mean that no one is interested? Could it be that I’ve been looking at the wrong places? Well, I have no idea. Hopefully it’s good but I guess since there are no reviews we’ll have to wait and see, right?
Here is a character map of the characters n Under the Dome.
King talks Under the Dome in this article from Fair Point.
Rachelle Lefevre talks Under the Dome.
Here is a behind the scenes from Under The Dome with Dean Norris.
A seond sneak peek from the premier of Under the Dome.
A sneak peek from the premier of Under the Dome.
Dean Norris talks season 2 of Under the Dome.
Here is a behind the scenes featurette from Under the Dome
Here is a special effects featurette about Under the Dome.
Trailer for Under the Dome special.
King talks about Under the Dome in this behind the scenes clip.
Here is a new trailer for Under the Dome.
Under the Dome - Behind the Scenes Featurette
Here is a photo from episode 2 (season 2) of Under the Dome.
Here is a new teaser from season 2 of Under the Dome.
King reads the opening scene from season 2 of Under the Dome.
Here is a new photo from season 2 of Under the Dome.
Here is a new Under the Dome season 2 trailer.
Here is a Under the Dome Season 2 featurette, Tour of the School.
Here is a press release about episode 1, season 2 of Under the Dome:
BARBIE’S FATE IS IN BIG JIM’S HANDS, ON THE SECOND SEASON PREMIERE OF “UNDER THE DOME,” MONDAY, JUNE 30
Premiere Episode Written by Bestselling Author and Executive Producer Stephen King, Who Also Makes a Cameo Appearance
Eddie Cahill and Karla Crome Join the Cast as Series Regulars
Filmed on Location in Wilmington, N.C.
“Heads Will Roll” – Barbie’s fate lies in Big Jim’s hands, and the Dome presents a new threat when it becomes magnetized. Meanwhile, Julia seeks out the help of a stranger to save the life of a mysterious girl who may hold clues to origin of the Dome, on the second season premiere of UNDER THE DOME, Monday, June 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode was written by bestselling author and executive producer Stephen King, who also makes a cameo appearance, and was filmed on location in Wilmington, N.C. Eddie Cahill and Karla Crome join the cast as series regulars.
CHEAT TWEET: No one is safe when @StephenKing takes us back #UnderTheDome for the 2nd season premiere on #CBS 6/30 @ 10 PM ET/PT http://bit.ly/1o00K4n
Mike Vogel (Dale “Barbie” Barbara)
Rachelle Lefevre (Julia Shumway)
Dean Norris (James “Big Jim” Rennie)
Eddie Cahill (Sam Verdreaux)
Alexander Koch (Junior Rennie)
Nicholas Strong (Phil Bushey)
Colin Ford (Joe McAlister)
Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie Calvert-Hill)
Karla Crome (Rebecca Pine)
Natalie Martinez (Deputy Linda Esquivel)
Britt Robertson (Angie McAlister)
Grace Victoria Cox (Melanie Cross)
Aisha Hinds (Carolyn Hill)
Sherry Stringfield (Pauline)
Jolene Purdy (Dodee)
Stephen King (Diner Patron)
WRITTEN BY: Executive Producer Stephen King
DIRECTED BY: Executive Producer Jack Bender
Brian K Vaughan has stepped down as executive producer/writer for Under the Dome a few months ago, something that seems to have gone unnoticed until now... In an interview with Bleeding Cool Brian had this to say.
RJ: Under The Dome is coming back… what’s your involvement with that show, now? And are you seeking similar roles in other series in the future?
BKV: Yeah, I don’t think this has been reported anywhere, but I actually left my position at Under The Dome a few months ago. It was the great thrill of my life to help adapt one of the best book’s ever from my all-time hero, but I’ve got two very young kids at home who I never got to see last season, so I’m enormously grateful to CBS and Amblin for letting me out of my contract a little early. I’m already missing the cast and crew, but the show remains in the excellent hands of our veteran showrunner Neal Baer, and we were lucky enough to hire some heavy hitting new writers for this season, including none other than Mr. King himself. His first episode is easily the best of the series so far, and helps set the tone for a fucking crazy new direction, so I look forward to getting to watch as a fan with everyone else.
CBS will air a one hour special for Under the Dome on June 23. Here is the press release.
CBS TO AIR “UNDER THE DOME: INSIDE CHESTER’S MILL,” AN EXCLUSIVE ONE-HOUR SPECIAL LOOKING BACK AT THE FIRST SEASON AND AHEAD TO THE SECOND SEASON PREMIERE, ON MONDAY, JUNE 23
Features Interviews with the Cast and Executive Producers and an Advance Sneak Peek at the Season Two Premiere
Season Two Premieres Monday, June 30 with an Episode Written by Bestselling Author and Executive Producer Stephen King
LOS ANGELES – CBS will air UNDER THE DOME: INSIDE CHESTER’S MILL on Monday, June 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). This exclusive one-hour special looks back at the premiere season of the hit summer series, featuring highlights from last season as well as new interviews with the cast and executive producers. In addition, the special will tease what lies ahead for the residents of Chester’s Mill who are still trapped under the mysterious dome with an advance sneak peek at the season two premiere.
UNDER THE DOME returns for its second season Monday, June 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, with an episode written by bestselling author and executive producer Stephen King.
UNDER THE DOME was last summer’s #1 program and the most-watched scripted summer series premiere in 21 years. UNDER THE DOME is also licensed in 200 markets worldwide by CBS Studios International, and was recently named one of the most-watched dramas in the world by Eurodata TV Worldwide.
UNDER THE DOME stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill, Alexander Koch, Nicholas Strong, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz, Karla Crome, Natalie Martinez and Britt Robertson. It is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan are executive producers.
Check out some tweets about season 2 of Under the Dome.
- Neal Baer
Loads of news about season 2 of Under the Dome is coming out from the CBS Summer Press Day. Here is a report from Deadline:
In CBS‘ Summer Junket Day (“Summer is the new Fall”, said CBS Productions Television Studios president David Stapf to kick things off), Under The Dome EP Neal Baer talked about the second season re-boot for the Stephen King series which, Stapf reminded reporters, was the most watched new drama series of the wrapping TV season, besting NBC’s The Blacklist.
Though the second season will move past King’s book, storyline-wise, King is giving it his blessing by writing the first episode and making a cameo, Baer said. “So he’s certifying” it.
In a trailer for that first, King-written episode, The Dome becomes magnetic, sending all the town’s metal appliances, vehicles, etc. careening across the landscape. This doesn’t end well for at least one of the show’s characters.
“What I love about Stephen King’s way of seeing the world is that the ordinary becomes extraordinary. The barbeque is only the beginning. In that episode, things we trust become fearful,” Baer said.
“This is about ecological disaster pending — that magnetism has caused many things to happen,” Baer said. He hinted at “biblical problems of pestilence and bloody rain, because characters haven’t been the stewards they should be, of protecting the land and each other. What is the message The Dome is trying to teach us?”
This season of the series will include a digital-only character who is able to communicate with characters trapped in the dome, Baer said, which he explained was part of an effort to “reach out to particularly our young audience and embrace this ‘transmedia’.” “Maybe someone might possibly get out and someone might get in as well this year,” he added.
King has read every script for the second season, Baer said. “He has great ideas. I just love the fact that refrigerators and stoves become our enemies…[King]has this wonderment quality that is infectious.”
Spoiler TV report that Brett Cullen will be in multiple episodes during season 2.
Lost alum Brett Cullen has landed a multi-episode arc as Don Barbara, the father of Mike Vogel's Barbie, TVGuide.com has learned.
The smooth, charming and powerful patriarch of the Barbara clan, Don runs a multi-national corporation. "Barbie is shocked to find himself face-to-face with his father in an unforgettable turn of events," executive producer Neal Baer says. Could that mean that Don has been in the dome this whole time? Or, better yet, that Barbie is getting out of the dome?
Here is a new promo photo from season 2 of Under the Dome.
Here are three photos from behind the scenes of Under the Dome.
Here is a new teaser for season 2 of Under the Dome.
Headed to the beach? Wilmington visitors can go Under the Dome on Saturdays and Sundays this summer. Read more here.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: April 22, 2014, 15:47:35
Angie McAlister (Britt Robertson) waits on 'Under the Dome' author Stephen King, who makes a cameo in the second season's first episode, which he wrote. Phil Bushey (Nicholas Strong) stands behind King, with Junior Rennie (Alexander Koch) to the right. "He often does little cameos, a la Hitchcock, in his films, so we thought that would be really cool if he did it again," executive producer Neal Baer says. "He's just a citizen of Chester's Mill for at least the moment."
Thanks to Herbert West Posted: April 15, 2014, 14:01:49
Dwayne Boyd will play the role of Greg in season 2, episode 5. More info to follow.Posted: April 10, 2014, 17:42:21
Here is a second trailer for season 2 of Under the Dome
New trailer for season 2 of Under the Dome.
Dean Norris and King on set of Under the Dome
Country singer Dwight Yoakam has been cast in a recurring role on U.S. Tv drama Under The Dome.
The musician is heading back to the small screen this summer (14) in the popular thriller, which is based on author Stephen King's novel of the same name.
Yoakam is set to play a barbershop owner who has a complicated relationship with lead character Big Jim, portrayed by former Breaking Bad star Dean Norris.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
10 things we know about Under The Dome season 2. Check them out herePosted: March 14, 2014, 21:54:58
Here is a first preview for season 2 of Under the Dome.
Press release on Under the Dome season 2.
CBS’S HIT SUMMER SERIES “UNDER THE DOME” BEGINS PRODUCTION ON SEASON TWO TODAY IN WILMINGTON, N.C.
Premiere Episode Written by Bestselling Author and Executive Producer Stephen King
March 3, 2014 – Production begins today in Wilmington, N.C. on the sophomore season of CBS’s hit summer series UNDER THE DOME. Executive producer Stephen King, the bestselling author of the novel the series is based on, wrote the first episode, which will be directed by executive producer Jack Bender.
The second season of UNDER THE DOME premieres Monday, June 30 (10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. UNDER THE DOME was the #1 program last summer, with an average of 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, making it the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years. UNDER THE DOME is licensed in 200 markets worldwide by CBS Studios International and is off to strong starts in countries where it has already premiered.
UNDER THE DOME is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away.
UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan are executive producers.
Here is an article about season 2 of Under the Dome called Wilmington goes back ‘Under the Dome’ as season two production starts.Posted: March 3, 2014, 22:08:51
King on the set of Under the Dome
Under the Dome starts shooting on Monday.
Per TV Guide, Sherry Stringfield ("ER," "CSI") will play Pauline, a mysterious woman who may be connected to the origins of the dome. Previously the Guide teased the return of the eccentric Pauline Rennie, aka Junior's mom and Big Jim's presumed-dead wife, so you can see what we meant about shaking things up.
"I'm thrilled after all these years to be working again with Sherry Stringfield," said executive producer Neal Baer. "We had a blast on 'ER' together, and I know Sherry will bring the same grace, spirit, and intensity to her new, pivotal role on 'Under the Dome'."
Stringfield, who will recur in multiple episodes, joins previously announced Season 2 additions Eddie Cahill, Grace Victoria Cox, and Karla Crome.
"Under the Dome" returns on Monday, June 30th, and plans to kill off two "favorites" in its Stephen King-penned Season 2 premiere. Posted: February 6, 2014, 08:37:00
Spoiler TV reports that Grace Victoria Cox joins the cast of Under the Dome.
Grace Victoria Cox to recur
The casting marks Cox's first screen credit.
The 18-year-old Cox will recur as the lithe, mysterious, beautiful and almost regal Melanie, who catches the eye of Joe (Colin Ford). Poised and ethereal, Melanie is from the right side of the tracks and is a clear contrast to Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz).
The Hollywood Reporter reports that two new actors has been casted for season 2 of Under the Dome.
Under the Dome is adding two more series regulars for its upcoming sophomore season. CSI: NY's Eddie Cahill and Misfits grad Karla Crome have been tapped to be trapped under the mysterious dome.
Cahill is set to play Sam, Big Jim's (Dean Norris) brother-in-law. The character is described as a handsome recluse and former EMT who can hold his own against Big Jim and forms a deep connection with Julia (Rachelle Lefevre).
Cahill was a series regular for all 197 episodes of CSI: NY, where he played Detective Don Flack. His credits also include romancing Jennifer Aniston's Rachel on Friends, Glory Days and an episode of Dawson's Creek.
Crome, meanwhile, will make her U.S. TV debut as Rebecca, a beautiful teacher who is athletic, smart, tough and sexy.
Read more here.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma. Posted: January 16, 2014, 08:39:04
zap2it reports from the 2014 TCA press tour where news about season 2 of Under the Dome was released:
CBS showed off a Season 2 teaser for "Under the Dome" at the 2014 TCA press tour panel on Wednesday (Jan. 15) and wow, is there some crazy stuff coming your way, "Dome" fans.
Book author Stephen King is writing the first episode of Season 2, which executive producer Bryan K. Vaughn says is going to be a huge asset.
"The second season is going to take us places the book never go to go, he's bringing his own twists and turns," says Vaughn. "Stephen King gave us ideas we've never imagined. What's outside [the dome] comes inside."
The second season is going to explore the major question that was introduced in the Season 1 finale: The dome is there to protect them, but protect them from what?
In doing so, the show will introduce a new character in the form of Junior's uncle, who has been hiding out for reasons that will be revealed eventually and who will "cause problems for Barbie." Isn't that the Rennie family motto?
Another new character will be a young schoolteacher who is "quite forceful" and who will cause some major heat for Big Jim Rennie (Dean Norris).
Speaking of heat for Big Jim, there was footage of him kissing Linda Esquivel (Natalie Martinez) in the teaser trailer, which ... ew. Maybe that's just a dream he's having? Please?
Finally, death is coming to "Under the Dome." Two fan-favorites won't survive the first episode of Season 2 and EP Neal Baer promises, "No one is safe in this town."
"Under the Dome" premieres Monday, June 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. We'll post the video for you as soon as we have it.
Not sure why they reveal this now but please let it be Joe McAlister and Norrie Calvert-Hill that dies, please... Posted: December 13, 2013, 11:42:18
Here is a video of the Under the Dome - Season 2 - panel from Comic-Con 2013 in London.
Under the Dome will open production offices for season two in Wilmington on January 13 at EUE/Screen Gems Studios.
Offices will be used to prep production, which, according to NCasting's Vanessa Neimeyer, will begin in early March. NCasting will once again be handling extras casting for the series.
The second season premiere will be written by King.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Today Under the Dome is released on DVD and blu-ray. If anyone got the limited one (that looks like a globe) please email me and let me know if it is as nice as it looks to be.
30 Minutes of Exclusive Special Features:
Stephen King Visits Big Jim's Car Dealership
A tour of the location with Stephen King as he explains how Chester’s Mill is based on a real town and makes a deal to buy a used car.
The Visual Effects of "Under The Dome"
A visit with the Visual Effects team as they discuss the incredible sequences they worked on for the series.
"Under The Dome": Executing the Finale
Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from on set for the filming of the last episode.
The Wilmington Pilot Premiere
On the Red Carpet in Wilmington, NC for the Pilot Premiere of Under The Dome. Includes interviews with cast members and creators, the city’s Mayor declaring June 24th Dome Day, and reactions to the gigantic success of the network premiere.
Under The Dome, television’s #1 summer series in viewers and key demographics, will return in summer 2014 with 13 new episodes, it was announced today by Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.
Stephen King, whose bestselling novel is the basis for the series, will write the premiere episode of the second season.
“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,” said CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.
Parade sat down with Neal Baer to discuss the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of season one (in stores November 5) of Under the Dome, secrets of season two, and how they already have their series ending in mind. Read more here.Posted: September 20, 2013, 13:13:20
Here are two interviews with the creators of Under the Dome.
- Neal Baer
Seems very happy with season 1 (which makes me even more uneasy for season 2)
- Brian K. Vaughan
Doesn’t seems all that happy with season 1 (which gives me hope)
Check out my review of B>Under the Dome here.
Under the Dome is dropping in its ratings and after I read the excerpt from an article in Variety below I’m only more convinced that the good ratings it had earlier was more because it had no competition than the fact that it’s a good series… Sorry CBS but you should have settled for a one season run. What do the rest of you think?
After watching the top new summer program to come along in years fall to season lows on Monday, the Eye announced Tuesday that the season’s penultimate episode will be rebroadcast Saturday night at 9.
“Under the Dome” had been gaining steam in the last two weeks — thanks in part to the end of the Time Warner blackout — but last night’s episode started about 25 minutes late in the East and Central time zones, thus keeping some viewers from being able to watch. According to Nielsen, Monday’s episode averaged a 2.1 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 and 9.72 million viewers overall, down week-to-week by 22% in the demo and by 13% in total viewers.
CBS had aired the men’s final of the U.S. Open earlier Monday evening, and coverage didn’t wrap until 8:55 p.m. ET. The net opted to stick with its planned comedy repeats, meaning “The Big Bang Theory” did not conclude until about 10:25. The show aired at its regularly scheduled time in the West.
Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer Answers Burning Questions on the Identity of the Monarch
TV Guide did an interview with Neal Baer about season 1 of Under the Dome. It do have spoilers for episode 11 though so don't read it if you haven't seen that episode.
Neal Baer talks about the last three episodes of season 1 of Under the Dome. Why couldn't they let it end after this season? It's just getting worse and worse if you ask me...
More on my (and Lou’s) thoughts on Under the Dome in the next podcast. Oh, and I might end up having to apologize to one of the actors... Look for it soon!
Under the Dome's fourth hand has been revealed!
After it was pieced together that Junior (Alexander Koch) also had seizures growing up — coupled with the fact that his mother drew him as a child with pink stars — he joined Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz), Joe (Colin Ford) and Angie (Britt Robertson) at the mini-dome to discover that he is, in fact, the fourth hand that unlocks it. As the quartet placed their hands on the mysterious mini-dome, pink stars showered around them, at which point Junior says what every viewer is thinking: "But what does it mean?"
"The last three episodes dive deeply into exploring that question," executive producer Neal Baer tells TVGuide.com. "The power of the four hands will soon be revealed."
These four could be the key to uncovering the mystery of the dome — and in turn, the mini-dome, which is now home to a caterpillar that will seemingly turn into a Monarch butterfly. But is the caterpillar the Monarch who will be crowned? (It's all a bit confusing, no?) "All we know is that the caterpillar has the potential to turn into a Monarch butterfly," Baer says. "So the question is how this Monarch butterfly, trapped under the mini-dome, will lead to the crowning of 'The Monarch.'"
Here is an interview with the people behind Under the Dome from Comic Con were they give the following statment:
“We can say by the end of the first season, you’ll start to get some answers – where this came from, and who’s behind this,” Vaughan said.
They now have three episodes left to do just that...
Here is a trailer for episode 11.
Posted: August 19, 2013, 21:36:13
Here is a Q&A with King about Under the Dome for the UK premier.Posted: August 15, 2013, 10:23:58
Here is a recording of a live chat feat. Rachelle Lefevre from Under the Dome.
King will write the first episode for season 2 of Under the Dome.
Hollywood Reporter reports that Under the Dome has been renewed for a second season. What is your thoughts on that? Would you have prefered a solution this season or are you happy to get more? Comment below.
CBS will return Under the Dome
The network has renewed the summer drama about a town encapsulated by a mysterious dome for a second season, CBS announced Monday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. The drama will return with another batch of 13 episodes in summer 2014.
The drama, an adaptation of Stephen King's best-seller of the same name, hails from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and DreamWorks Television and was picked up straight to series after initially being developed for CBS corporate sibling Showtime.
"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," CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said in a statement announcing the news.
The series from showrunner Neal Baer (ER) and executive producer Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Y: The Last Man) opened to a summer best June 24 at 10 p.m. The series drew a 3.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic according to Fast National numbers, tying it with Fox's The Following for the second-highest-rated drama premiere of the 2012-13 season; and its 13.1 million total viewers was the biggest audience for a drama launch in the past year. The series premiere ranked as CBS' most-watched summer debut since 2000 (Big Brother) and its highest-rated since 2005 (Fire Me Please). The series is averaging 13.84 million viewers and a 3.5 among adults 18-49.
When factoring in DVR data, the bow for Dome jumped to a 4.3 in the demo and 16.7 million total viewers -- impressive given its competition for the night included the final game of the Stanley Cup Finals. During its second week, the series lost a bit of steam, scoring a 2.8 in the demo (down 15 percent) and 11.5 million total viewers. It's third week continued the strong viewership, dropping only two points from its second week and easily topping all other original broadcasts for the night.
CBS struck an early content licensing deal with Amazon, giving Amazon Prime members unlimited access to the serialized drama four days after the network broadcast. (CBS has also been airing repeats of the episodes on Sundays at 9 p.m.; the rebroadcast of the premiere collected more than 5 million viewers and tied for second in the demo with a 1.0.)
The Amazon arrangement helps the network offset the cost of launching a pricey serialized original drama -- generally something the networks reserve for the fall -- in the typically low-rated summer months. Sources tell THR that the drama comes with a $3 million-per-episode price tag and has already been licensed in 200 international markets.
Dome is the key component of CBS' push toward year-round scripted programming, which also includes the second season of Unforgettable. The Poppy Montgomery drama was resurrected from the dead with an order for an abbreviated summer run. The push at CBS comes a year after the network saw its reality offerings fail to register last summer.
For their part, producers Baer and Vaughan have been vocal about stretching the series from what many early on considered a closed-ended 13-episode order. Baer, whose previous series ER and Law & Order: SVU have both run for 15 seasons, joked that he hoped Dome would follow the same trajectory. Vaughan, meanwhile, also is eyeing another abbreviated summer run for the drama. The producers, with King's blessing and guidance, plan to stretch the 1,000-page-plus book beyond the time span featured in the author's source material.
"When we first started talking to Stephen, we came up with the idea of the town potentially being trapped for years at a time, and that's something that [King said] you guys could get to do that I didn't," Vaughan told reporters ahead of the premiere, noting it might necessitate a different ending to the series. "We pitched Stephen a far-out, big-swing idea for this to go several years -- a different ending -- and he was really excited by it."
Meanwhile, diehard fans of the book have complained about the departures producers have made from the novel -- with King defending the changes in a post on his website. "Many of the changes wrought by Brian K. Vaughan and his team of writers have been of necessity, and I approved of them wholeheartedly," he wrote. "Some have been occasioned by their plan to keep the dome in place over Chester's Mill for months instead of little more than a week, as is the case in the book. Other story modifications are slotting into place because the writers have completely reimagined the source of the dome."
For Spielberg, the Dome renewal means he'll have at least two series on the air next year. TNT recently renewed Falling Skies for a fourth season (due in summer 2014) and ABC is launching freshman lottery drama Lucky 7 in the fall.
Dome, which stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Natalie Martinez (CSI: NY), Britt Robertson (Life Unexpected), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight) and Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), also teased fans about a cliffhanger ending to season one during its Comic-Con debut.
Thanks to Troy Tradup Posted: July 24, 2013, 22:17:35
Michael Ausiello talks to Mike Vogel and Rachelle Lefevre about the Under the Dome season finale, killing Junior, and more.
Here is a first look at Natalie Zea from Under the Dome.
"I play Maxine, an out-of-towner who has been in Chester's Mill since the dome came down but has been hiding, lying in wait, ready to make her move," Zea says.
Read more here Posted: July 22, 2013, 15:33:05
Under the Dome at Comic Con.
Here is the Comic Con poster for Under the Dome. Looks OK if you ask me but it's ironic that it's based on the only special effect that wasn't that good...
Here is a teaser for episode 5 of Under the Dome.
Here is a trailer for the next episode of Under the Dome as well as an interview with Brian K. Vaughan.
Here is a new teaser for episode 3 of Under the Dome.
Promo for episode 3 - Manhunt
Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Mare Winningham is moving under CBS' Dome. The actress has booked a mysterious role on CBS' sci-fi drama Under the Dome, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Read more here.
Here is a new teaser for episode 2 of Under the Dome.
Here are the rules of Under the Dome.
If you missed it, today’s big topic is the letter King wrote to defend the changes that were made when Under the Dome was transferred from the book to the TV series. Some fans agree with King and some don’t and no matter how you see it, King fans are sometimes very hard against adaptations that don’t follow the book. Anyhow, this got me thinking and I suspect that all these changes was the reason CBS didn’t want King fansites reviewing the pilot in advance. Lilja’s Library as well as other King sites didn’t get screeners with the excuse that only the bigger publications would get them and I think that was because the bigger publications would be less likely to see those changes. A King site would probably mentioning them, something CBS tried to avoid for as long as possible. What do you think?
Read King’s letter here and my review here.
Stephen King will be on CBS Sunday Morning this Sunday, June 30th. CBS Sunday Morning airs from 9am to 10:30am EDT.
The piece features an interview with Anthony Mason filmed in Bridgton, Maine (the inspiration for Chester's Mill) and a walk around the set of Under The Dome On CBS. Here is a preview.
This message was posted on King's official site addressing the fans who are having some problems with the changes that have been made in the TV series version of Under the Dome compared to the book.
For those of you out there in Constant Reader Land who are feeling miffed because the TV version of Under the Dome varies considerably from the book version, here’s a little story.
Near the end of his life, and long after his greatest novels were written, James M. Cain agreed to be interviewed by a student reporter who covered culture and the arts for his college newspaper. This young man began his time with Cain by bemoaning how Hollywood had changed books such as The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity. Before he could properly get into his rant, the old man interrupted him by pointing to a shelf of books behind his desk. “The movies didn’t change them a bit, son,” he said. “They’re all right up there. Every word is the same as when I wrote them.”
I feel the same way about Under the Dome. If you loved the book when you first read it, it’s still there for your perusal. But that doesn’t mean the TV series is bad, because it’s not. In fact, it’s very good. And, if you look closely, you’ll see that most of my characters are still there, although some have been combined and others have changed jobs. That’s also true of the big stuff, like the supermarket riot, the reason for all that propane storage, and the book’s thematic concerns with diminishing resources.
Many of the changes wrought by Brian K. Vaughan and his team of writers have been of necessity, and I approved of them wholeheartedly. Some have been occasioned by their plan to keep the Dome in place over Chester’s Mill for months instead of little more than a week, as is the case in the book. Other story modifications are slotting into place because the writers have completely re-imagined the source of the Dome.
That such a re-imagining had to take place was my only serious concern when the series was still in the planning stages, and that concern was purely practical. If the solution to the mystery were the same on TV as in the book, everyone would know it in short order, which would spoil a lot of the fun (besides, plenty of readers didn’t like my solution, anyway). By the same token, it would spoil things if you guys knew the arcs of the characters in advance. Some who die in the book—Angie, for instance—live in the TV version of Chester’s Mill…at least for awhile. And some who live in the book may not be as lucky during the run of the show. Just sayin’.
Listen, I’ve always been a situational writer. My idea of what to do with a plot is to shoot it before it can breed. It’s true that when I start a story, I usually have a general idea of where it’s going to finish up, but in many cases I end up in a different place entirely (for instance, I fully expected Ben Mears to die at the end of ’Salem’s Lot, and Susannah Dean was supposed to pop off at the end of Song of Susannah). “The book is the boss,” Alfred Bester used to say, and what that means to me is the situation is the boss. If you play fair with the characters—and let them play their parts according to their strengths and weaknesses—you can never go wrong. It’s impossible.
There’s only one element of my novel that absolutely had to be the same in the novel and the show, and that’s the Dome itself. It’s best to think of that novel and what you’re seeing week-to-week on CBS as a case of fraternal twins. Both started in the same creative womb, but you will be able to tell them apart. Or, if you’re of a sci-fi bent, think of them as alternate versions of the same reality.
As for me, I’m enjoying the chance to watch that alternate reality play out; I still think there’s no place like Dome.
As for you, Constant Reader, feel free to take the original down from your bookshelf anytime you want. Nothing between the covers has changed a bit.
On Sunday, July 21, fans are invited to join the cast and producers of this summer’s critically acclaimed series Under the Dome at Comic-Con 2013.
SUNDAY, JULY 21:
UNDER THE DOME
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
The dome has descended upon Chester’s Mill and there is no way in or no way out! Get a sneak peek of what’s in store for the town and its residents as they become sealed off from the rest of the world in this summer’s critically acclaimed series based on the bestselling book by Stephen King, from Amblin Television. Stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Mike Vogel (Bates Motel) and Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight) will be joined by executive producers Brian K. Vaughan (Lost) and Neal Baer (Law & Order: SVU). Norris, Vogel and Lefevre will participate in an exclusive autograph signing following the panel at the CBS Interactive Booth at 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM on the convention floor.
Here is a panel with the Under the Dome cast, producer and Stephen King. And yes, it is an early copy of Doctor Sleep Brian K Vaughan has in his hands.
“The Fire” – While the residents of Chester’s Mill face the uncertainty of life in the dome, panic is heightened when a house goes up in flames and their fire department is outside of the dome, on UNDER THE DOME, Monday, July 1 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
On Amazon you can now pre-order a limited collector's edition (with exclusive content) of Under the Dome. It looks very nice if you ask me...
Posted: June 26, 2013, 13:00:31
Loads and loads of news about Under the Dome keeps surfacing online. Here are some of them.
Interview with Jolene Purdy
Exclusive Q&A with Under the Dome’s Kevin Sizemore
Here is an extended teaser for episode 2.
Here are my thoughts about the pilot for Under the Dome. I liked it but isn’t as convinced as many others out there… Read more here.Posted: June 25, 2013, 11:26:55
Here is a teaser for episode 2 of Under the Dome.
Here is a clip from the premier of Under the Dome in Wilmington.
Here is a look at King's set visit at Under the Dome .
The New York Times cover Under the Dome and talkes to King. Read more here.Posted: June 22, 2013, 02:19:41
Under the Dome - Live Chat feat. Stephen King
Thanks to Ari
Tonight you can join in on a Live Video Chat with Stephen King from Under The Dome! The event starts 3:30pm ET/13:30pm PT and you can join here.
Two more teasers for Under the Dome
Here are the latest on Under the Dome. The series premiers on June 24.
On the Set: Inside the New CBS Thriller Under the Dome
Digital cover of TV Guide
'Under the Dome' Star Dean Norris Talks Stephen King, the End of 'Breaking Bad' and More!
So, for those of you that didn’t catch it live, here’s the “HuffPost Live” segment with actress Rachelle Lefevre who plays Julia Shumway in Under the Dome. Rachelle was great even though my own performance was somewhat mediocre. I totally misjudged the lightning you need for a thing like this and like the host Jacob Soboroff says, it looks foggy in Sweden :-) The sound acted up as well but in the end I managed to ask Rachelle my question and I’m happy I got the chance to join in! I appear about 9.5 minutes into the segment.
Posted: June 17, 2013, 23:46:35
OK so this evening HuffPost Live will be sitting down with actress Rachelle Lefevre who plays Julia Shumway in Under the Dome for an interview and they invited me to join them…and I will. We’ll be live 9:30 pm ET/6:30 pm PT so check us out here!Posted: June 17, 2013, 21:50:53Posted: June 17, 2013, 16:02:19
Here is a photo of the director/writer/schedule board in the writers' office for Under the Dome that's been posted on twitter.
Apparently CBS originally used a speech delivered by President Obama in the pilot for Under the Dome but then got concerns about using actual audio in this specific fictional context and decided to edit it out.
Audio from a President Obama speech delivered in the wake of Hurricane Sandy had been used in an episode of CBS ‘s Under The Dome but has since been cut, the network confirms. “The audio of the President in the final scene will change,” said CBS in an official statement. “The scene cleared broadcast standards, but both Amblin TV and CBS had concerns about using actual audio in this specific fictional context.” The Stephen King adaptation premiering June 24 follows the residents of a small town that becomes isolated from the outside world by an invisible barrier. The Obama clip had been briefly integrated into fictional news reports on the events within the show at the end of the episode. The version sent to critics for review two weeks ago was not final. CBS and Amblin Entertainment opted to edit out the audio on Thursday.
The new issue of EW (out today) might be worth checking out...
For more on Superman’s history and his most recent reincarnation — Plus, Stephen King’s report from the set of his new CBS series, Under the Dome — check out this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands Friday, June 14.
Here is an interview with music supervisor Ann Kline on how the music will be used in Under the Dome.Posted: June 14, 2013, 10:15:08
Check out WRAL's sneek peek Under the Dome.
Here is a new poster for Under the Dome and personally I like this one better than the previous one with the boy and dog which I thought was a tiny bit too cute. How about you?
CBS has put up characters bios for the main cast of Under the Dome. You can check it out here.
Here is an interview with Nicholas Strong from Under the Dome
Here is a Under the Dome featurette with King.Posted: June 12, 2013, 15:05:58
Here in an article where Under The Dome's Brian K. Vaughan and Neal Baer discuss adapting Stephen King's Book For CBS.Posted: June 12, 2013, 14:56:09
Here is an interview with Alexander Koch from Under the Dome
Here is an interview with Britt Robertson from Under the Dome
Here is an interview with Aisha Hinds from Under the Dome
Here is an interview with Dean Norris from Under the Dome
Here is an interview with Rachelle Lefevre from Under the Dome
Many of you have emailed me asking "when are you reviewing the pilot of Under the Dome?", "when are you going to tell us if Under the Dome is a must or not?", “how well are they following the book?” Well, I would do that right here and now if I could but (unlike channels like ABC, TNT, A&E, USA and so on) for some reason CBS doesn’t feel that Lilja's Library is the right place to have the latest Stephen King TV series reviewed. So, no screener will be sent and I won’t see the pilot until it airs and by then you’ll know for yourself if it’s as good as people are saying or not. I will however keep you as updated as I can but there won’t be an early review this time.
Now, if you live in or near Wilmington, North Carolina you might get the chance to see the pilot 4 days early. The town, where the first season was shot, is holding a free screening of the pilot on June 20th. Tickets will be given away on-line through a local radio station’s website.
Tickets for a free screening of “UTD’s” pilot in downtown Wilmington on June 20 are limited and will be available only through radio and television giveaways, CBS announced Tuesday.Passes for the event, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Thalian Hall’s main stage, 310 Chestnut St., will be doled out daily online at WILM-TV.com through Wednesday, June 19. Fans also can win tickets by tuning in to WAZO-FM (Z107.5), WRMR-FM (Modern Rock 98.7) and WMFD-AM (AM630 ESPN Radio) for giveaways. The screening will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with the red carpet arrivals of cast members Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), Rachelle Lefevre (“Twilight”), Mike Vogel (“Bates Motel”), Natalie Martinez (“CSI:NY”), and Britt Robertson (“The Secret Circle”). The series’ producers also will be on hand for a Q&A session after the showing, including Stephen King, Brian K. Vaughn (“Lost”), who also wrote the pilot, Neal Baer (“Law and Order: SVU”), and Jack Bender (“Lost”), who serves as the show’s producing director.
Several interviews with the cast from Under the Dome have been released; here is the first with Mike Vogel.
Here is something similar to what was done when the book version of Under the Dome was released. It’s a blog by Joe McAlister who’s a fictional character caught under the dome…
Read the blog here. Posted: June 11, 2013, 15:34:13
TV Guide reports that Natalie Zea has been cast for a continuing role in Under the Dome beginning in Episode 9.
"Once you're stuck under the dome, casting is fairly limited because people can't get in, but that doesn't mean there might not be somebody hiding out," says executive producer Neal Baer. "We've cast the beautiful Natalie Zea as a woman who makes an alarming appearance in a few episodes beginning in Episode 9. She plays Maxine, and if you think [the show's big baddie] Jim Rennie (Dean Norris) is trouble, you haven't seen trouble yet. And she'll be connected to a number of our characters."
Here are two Portuguese promos for Under the Dome.
Here is a press release from CBS about the pilot of Under the Dome and at the bottom you can see the complete castlist for season 1.
THE RESIDENTS OF CHESTER’S MILL FIND THEMSELVES TRAPPED UNDER A MASSIVE TRANSPARENT DOME AND SEALED OFF FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD, ON THE SUMMER SERIES PREMIERE OF “UNDER THE DOME,” MONDAY, JUNE 24
Series is Based on the Bestselling Novel by Stephen King
“Pilot” – When the residents of Chester’s Mill find themselves trapped under a massive transparent dome with no way out, they struggle to survive as resources rapidly dwindle and panic quickly escalates, on the series premiere of UNDER THE DOME, Monday, June 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) directed the premiere episode.
UNDER THE DOME, a new 13-episode serialized drama based on Stephen King‘s bestselling novel, is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away.
Mike Vogel (Dale “Barbie” Barbara)
Rachelle Lefevre (Julia Shumway)
Dean Norris (James “Big Jim” Rennie)
Natalie Martinez (Deputy Linda)
Britt Robertson (Angie)
Alex Koch (Junior)
Colin Ford (Joe)
Nicholas Strong (Phil Bushey)
Jolene Purdy (Dodee)
Aisha Hinds (Carolyn Hill)
Samantha Mathis (Alice Calvert)
Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie)
Beth Broderick (Rose Twitchell)
Dale Raoul (Andrea Grinell)
Jeff Fahey (Sheriff Duke)
R. Keith Harris (Peter)
Josh Carter (Rusty)
John Elvis (Ben Drake)
Ned Bellamy (Reverend Coggins)
Kevin Sizemore (Paul)
Leon Rippy (Ollie)
Good news for non-US King fans about Under the Dome:
U.S. Series Based on Stephen King Novel and Produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television to be Licensed in 200 International Markets
CBS Studios International announced today agreements for the broadcast rights of “Under the Dome” with prominent broadcasters from around the world. The U.S. drama, which is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, will be licensed in 200 international markets, with some starting to run the series this summer.
International broadcast networks that have licensed the show include Channel 5/UK, ProSiebenSat1-Group/Germany, M6/France, RAIDUE/Italy, Network Ten/Australia and Global Television/Canada. Exact airdates will vary by country.
Under the Dome will be shown on Channel 5 this fall in the UK:
LOS ANGELES: Channel 5 has been granted the exclusive U.K. broadcast rights for the drama series Under the Dome, based on a best-selling novel by Stephen King, in a deal with CBS Studios International (CBSSI).
“Under the Dome is a very unique and highly anticipated summer television event in the U.S.,” said Armando NunÞez, the president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group. “We’re excited to be working with Channel 5 to bring this high-quality CBS production to U.K. audiences.”
“We are thrilled to be bringing this unmissable drama event to our viewers later this year,” added Katie Keenan, the head of acquisitions at Channel 5. “Stephen King, the master of mystery and suspense, transports the viewer into a world of intrigue, drama and action.”
Check out a bunch of photos from the pilot of Under the Dome
Here are four character posters for Under the Dome.
Posted: June 3, 2013, 14:36:08
LA Times has an article about Under the Dome. Check it out here.
Here is a Q&A that Collider was invited to. They also got to see the pilot of the series.
Collider was invited, along with a number of other outlets, to preview the pilot episode and chat with executive producers Neal Baer and Brian K. Vaughan. With some cool effects, interesting twists and intriguing ideas, it’s definitely a show worth tuning into when it premieres on June 24th. During the Q&A, the two talked about what it’s like to have Stephen King and Steven Spielberg’s involvement with the show, how different the end will be from the novel, that so far each episode is the equivalent of one day, how viewers will get some answers by the end of the 13-episode first season, that there will be character deaths, and how there will continue to be some cool effects throughout the season. Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
Here is also an updated episode listing. Posted: May 31, 2013, 08:32:56
The Hollywood Reporter has a new article called 'Under the Dome': 10 Things to Know About CBS' Stephen King Adaptation you need to check out.
CBS pulled the wrapper off its upcoming summer drama Under the Dome on Thursday, with The Hollywood Reporter among the critics getting a first look at its adaptation of Stephen King's best-seller.
Read more here. Posted: May 29, 2013, 10:56:52
The title for episode 9 of Under the Dome is The Fourth Hand.Posted: May 24, 2013, 14:22:28
Here is an episodelist for Under the Dome with what we know today.
Episode 1.01 : Pilot
June 24, 2013
Episode 1.02 : The Fire
July 01, 2013
Episode 1.03 : Manhunt
Episode 1.04 : Outbreak
Episode 1.05 : Blue On Blue
Episode 1.06 : The Endless Thirst
Episode 1.07 : Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Episode 1.08 : Thicker Than Water
Episode 1.09 : The Fourth Hand
Episode 1.10 : Let the Games Begin
Episode 1.11 : Speak of the Devil
Episode 1.12 : Exigent Circumstances
Episode 1.13 :
Mackenzie Lintz will play Norrie Calvert in Under the Dome. Here is what the official site said about it:
With all of the news about CBS’ Under the Dome, Stephen King‘s new books, and Joe Hill and Owen King‘s new works, I completely have been neglecting to announce the emergence of a new significant Under the Dome actor. Well, actually, I was aware of her presence for months now. However, I was not sure how major her role was until recently. Her name is Mackenzie Lintz. This young actor is relatively new to professional acting, since she’s, well, so young and all. However, Mackenzie has already racked some impressive credits before getting cast as Norrie on Under the Dome. These small projects include The Hunger Games, and the TV series, Drop Dead Diva. She comes from an acting family. Her sister, Madison is an actor with credits like AMC’s The Walking Dead and Parental Guidence. Her brother, Matt, is a young actor who was a recent episode of NBC’s Revolution, which films in the same town (Wilmington, North Carolina) that UTD does. She also has another brother, Macsen, who appeared in Scary Movie 5. This is definitely her first Stephen King-related project.
Here is a new trailer for Under the Dome and after seeing it I can just say, Wow, this could be one of the best TV series based on a King book ever! Only 38 left...
Interesting article from WECT.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Crews with Under the Dome continue filming in the Wilmington area Tuesday.
Don't be alarmed if you hear gunfire near Church Street, some of the scenes could include possible fake gun fire.
According to film permits, the scene involves a character breaking into a house while another actor comes out of the home with a fake rifle to prevent the crime.
They will be working on the scene until 11:00 Tuesday night.
The locally-filmed mini-series is based on a Stephen King novel with the same title.
Under the Dome is about a fictitious town called Chester's Mill that finds itself surrounded by a mysterious barrier that won't allow people to travel outside of it.
The series will air on CBS in June.
Here are the titles and a short description of episode 4-7 of Under the Dome.
Episode 1.04 – “Outbreak”
An epidemic breaks out in Chester’s Mill, and the clinic is running out of medicine to treat people.
Episode 1.05 – “Blue On Blue”
A soldier outside the dome tells Barbie that the military is getting ready to leave, and that the government is afraid that the dome is starting to affect magnetic fields.
Episode 1.06 – “The Endless Thirst”
Store looting becomes a problem when the townspeople worry that water and food are running out.
Episode 1.07 – “Broadcast Signal Intrusion”
Joe and Norrie head for the center of the dome to try to find what's causing it. Harriet goes into labor. Posted: May 11, 2013, 05:50:50
Remeber my post about Joe Hill seeing the pilot of Under the Dome? Well, here is a comment on that from the people behind Under the Dome:
Well, we have received our first official review of the Under the Dome pilot…and it comes from none other than author Stephen King ‘s son, author Joe Hill. This means, A. the pilot is actually done, or at least in a fine cut at this point, B. Stephen King does not dislike it enough to not allow his son to see it, and C. Joe Hill likes to go public with nearly everything he thinks. The Under the Dome pilot does not air on CBS until June 24th, so it is not uncommon for a pilot to be finished this long before a premiere date. Pus, CBS gave an order to make Under the Dome a straight-to-series type of series. This means, that they decided to go forward with 13 episodes without even seeing a pilot. This used to never happen, especially. when shows like Michael Bay’s The Last Boat get a order and they decide to wait a full calendar year between shooting the pilot and the first regular episode. However, these days, anything is possible in television, even broadcast television. Of course, comparing it to Lost is a little unimaginative for a best-selling author, but I am sure he is not allowed to say much more. Conjuring up memories of Lost is probably what the Under the Dome producers want him to do anyway. Whatever works for ratings, I guess.
Posted: May 11, 2013, 03:46:02
Here is a photo from Dean Norris on Twitter. King and Big Jim.
Looks like the pilot for Under the Dome is done...
Here is a new trailer for Under the Dome.
This interesting article from zap2it asks some very interesting questions.
1. What is this new ending...
2. What happens if there is a second season?
3. If there isn't a second season, will we get a satisfying ending?
"Under the Dome" is coming to CBS this summer, the story of a small town that suddenly finds itself encased in a giant dome. Creator Brian K. Vaughn teases the outline of the show for SFX, which he says will have three distinct sections.
"The first section is fate. The second section is fear. And the third section is fascism. I won't say who is the fascist or what exactly that means, but I think you get the sense that things are going to go wrong very quickly under the dome, and we're going to need an iron fist keeping order," says Vaughn.
He also reassures fans that people who have read the book won't necessarily know exactly what's coming.
"There's sort of a perhaps slightly different explanation for the dome," says Vaughn. "I nervously pitched Stephen King what a different version of the ending might be ... He said, 'I wish I'd thought of that.'"
"Which, I suspect, is just Stephen being kind," laughs Vaughn. "But he's been great."
Neal Baer, the showrunner, adds that the series can be seen as a parable for the times we're living in.
He tells Huff Post Live, "What does it mean for your town when you start to run low on food, fuel, medicine? What happens when the dome gets a little polluted when you're burning stuff for heat? It's not a big step to think about what that means for us, running low on fuel, running low on water, what about pollution."
"We can do a show that touches on these issues -- that's why we call it a parable for our time without being preachy or pedantic."
It all leaves us wondering -- what does a Season 2 look like? That's a little cart-before-the-horse, but CBS is not running "Under the Dome" as a miniseries, meant to only air this summer.
If it is successful, the show will be renewed for a second season. We wonder what happens then -- will there be more story to tell? And if it doesn't get renewed, will Season 1 wrap up the story in a satisfying way?
"Under the Dome" premieres Monday, June 24 on CBS.
...until Under the Dome premiers on CBS. Here are the trailers/teasers we have so far.
Say Goodbye (teaser)
No Way Out Teaser (teaser)
Here is a page with clips and photos (from tumblr) from Under the Dome.
This week's Entertainment Weekly has a new official still from Under the Dome.
Put your own house Under the Dome.
Thanks to Anders Jakobson
Simpsons in Under the Dome
Now CBS’ upcoming series adaptation of King’s Under the Dome is going to give the Fox animated hit a shout-out in return.
The backstory: King originally began work on his sprawling eco-parable bestseller in 1976, then shelved the project for a couple decades before picking it up again and ultimately publishing the novel in 2009. In the meantime, 20th Century Fox released The Simpsons Movie in 2007 with a broadly comic take on the same concept. Fox’s series The Simpsons then mocked the coincidence in a 2010 episode where Monty Burns begins to seal Springfield with a giant dome while brandishing a copy of King’s book before realizing this has already been done once before.
Now the upcoming series version of Under the Dome will throw a reference back to The Simpsons in its third episode. “We do make a reference to The Simpsons Movie,” showrunner Neal Baer told EW. “We have a ‘recharge party’ in episode 3 and the kids are watching it.”
There won’t be actual footage of the film in the scene, but it’s definitely in the script. “We make a verbal reference,” Baer teases.
Under the Dome descends on CBS on June 24.
Dean Norris Tweeted this from the set of Under The Dome
Horror Movies reports that Ned Bellamy will be playing Reverend Coggins in Under the Dome.
Thanks to Ari
Here is a new teaser for Under the Dome called Say Goodbye.
Here is a first look at Under the Dome.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Producers from CBS’s upcoming summer series Under the Dome took to the WonderCon stage Saturday night to give the crowd a taste of what to expect from the series, starring Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, and Rachelle Lefevre.
Read all about it here.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Here is a new teaser for Under the Dome.
Thanks to Ari.
King's official site reports about Under the Dome at WonderCon on March 30th.
UTD at WonderCon
Posted: March 27th, 2013 9:51:31 am EDT
Cast and crew members of the upcoming Under the Dome TV adaptation will be on hand at the Anaheim Convention Center for WonderCon 2013. (March 30th at 7pm.)
There will be Q&A discussion panel as well as a giveaway of an exclusive video clip from the pilot episode. Five lucky attendees will also receive a copy of Under the Dome signed by Stephen.
Here are some photos from the set of Under the Dome.
Posted: March 13, 2013, 10:01:22
BIG NEWS: There will be a Under the Dome Q&A with Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre and Neal Baer at Wonder Com, Saturday March 30 at 7PM!
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Here is a photo of King and Stephan Fleet, vido effects supervisor for Under The Dome.
Source: Talk Stephen King Posted: March 7, 2013, 04:16:03
Stephen King TV series 'Under the Dome' filming in North Carolina. Read the entire article here.
Thanks to Lou and Ari Posted: March 4, 2013, 03:02:40
Here is a photo of Big Jim Rennie's car dealership from the set of Under the Dome.
Here is a photo of King at the set of Under the Dome.
Thanks to Lou and Ari Posted: February 26, 2013, 10:30:45
The television adaptation of Under the Dome begins shooting its pilot episode at the end of the week. The director of the pilot episode is Niels Arden Oplev, the Danish director who helmed the original adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2009.
According to StephenKing.com "Steve's going to be on the set for Under the Dome most of this week"
Read more here and check out Chesters Mill's site here.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Here is how you can be an extra in Under the Dome.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Dread Central reports that former Twilight star Rachelle Lefevre has signed on for Under the Dome:
Another lead role has been filled for the CBS adaptation of Stephen King's "Under the Dome" as former Twilight star Rachelle Lefevre signs on to the miniseries, which will premiere in June.
Per THR, Lefevre will play Julia, an investigative reporter who just moved from Chicago to Chester's Mill with her husband, a doctor at the town's medical center. She's the editor of the town's local paper and is intrigued after learning of multiple deliveries of propane gas to a nearby warehouse. She's baffled by the appearance of the strange dome but more concerned with the whereabouts of her mysteriously missing husband.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: February 15, 2013, 10:11:57
Breaking Bad's Dean Norris has been tapped to play the lead role in the network's sci-fi drama. Norris will play Big Jim, the successful owner of Chester's Mill's used car dealership and a town councilman who takes his position seriously.
For more head over to The Hollywood Reporter.
Thanks to Ari and Lou
Under the Dome has cast its lead role: Actor Mike Vogel has signed on to the CBS thriller as Dale “Barbie” Barbara, an Army veteran who arrives in the small town of Chester’s Mill on a mysterious mission.
The summer series, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, previously cast Jolene Purdy, Nicholas Strong, Britt Robertson, Alex Kotch and Natalie Martinez.
Thanks to Herbert West Posted: February 12, 2013, 10:19:14
Looks like Amazon will make episodes of Under the Dome available just days after the series makes its debut on TV in June.
The latest example came on Monday, when Amazon announced an unusual arrangement with CBS, the country’s most-watched television network, to carry episodes of “Under the Dome” just days after the series makes its debut on TV in June.
“This deal is yet another sign that the streaming marketplace is becoming more and more robust,” said Scott Koondel, the chief content licensing officer for CBS, a position that was created two months ago. “Advances in user-friendly technology from companies like Amazon and Netflix are a boon for premium content owners.”
Read more here and here.
What do you think? Will you watch Under the Dome on Amazon?
Thanks to Herbert West and Lou Sytsma Posted: February 6, 2013, 09:25:02
Deadline reports that Aisha Hinds (Detroit 187) is the latest to be cast in Under The Dome Hinds will play Carolyn Hill, a take-no-prisoners Los Angeles entertainment attorney who is trapped in Chester’s Mill while driving through town with her partner, and their daughter, on their way to deliver their teenaged daughter to a camp for troubled youth.Posted: February 4, 2013, 16:12:35
Here is the Super Bowl add for Under the Dome:
More info can be found on the official site
Thanks to Ari
Latest cast update:
Glee's Jolene Purdy and Nashville's Nicholas Strong have joined the cast of Under the Dome.
Purdy, who played tough-girl Ronnie in a handful of episodes of Fox's Glee, will play Dodee, a brilliant, eccentric engineer at the local radio station who uses her skills to make contact with the world outside the dome. Strong, who plays JT on the ABC freshman drama, will play Phil, a popular radio DJ and indie rock fan who's a charismatic figure with a dark secret. Both roles are series regulars.
Read more here.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: January 25, 2013, 22:45:53
Britt Robertson has been cast Under the Dome. She will play Angie, an attractive young waitress and aspiring nurse who's always dreamed of escaping the town.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Natalie Martinez and Alexander Koch joins the cast for Under the Dome. Martinez as a young, ambitious sheriff’s deputy and Koch as Junior Rennie, the cunning and deeply disturbed son of the local politician and car dealer.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma and Herbert West Posted: January 16, 2013, 13:17:55
Here are some new info about Under the Dome from Cleveland.com:
Brian K. Vaughan, who grew up in Rocky River and Westlake, is one of the principal writers and executive producers on "Under the Dome,'' a 13-episode summer series based on Stephen King's novel. Produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, the CBS drama will premiere at 10 p.m. Monday, June 24, on WOIO Channel 19.
The six "Under the Dome" executive producers are King, Vaughan, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Stacey Snider. Vaughan, who penned several episodes of ABC's "Lost," wrote the adaptation. Niels Arden Oplev will direct the first episode.
Read more here.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: January 15, 2013, 14:23:19
the first casting for Under the Dome has been released:
According to Deadline, Colin Ford (Supernatural, We Bought a Zoo – Pictured Below) has been cast as Joe, “a teenager living in Chester’s Mill, a very smart kid who’s understandably freaked out when he discovers that the mysterious barrier covers the whole town — and both his parents are outside of it.”
Sours: Daily Dead Posted: January 13, 2013, 16:14:18
More about Under the Dome from Crave Online:
At CBS’s executive session with Nina Tassler, Tassler showed a promo video for their upcoming summer series “Under the Dome;” which is based upon Stephen King’s epic novel of the same name. Tassler said the show begins shooting in February in Wilmington, NC and it will air this summer, with promos playing during the SuperBowl.
Tassler then showed the video which featured King and screenwriter Brian K. Vaughan discussing the series, with a few clips and animatics illustrating how graphic the show might be. People and cows sliced in half by the dome landing, a plane crashing into the dome in mid-air, townspeople ransacking supermarkets and washing their bloody hammers from God knows what kinds of murder.
“At the time that it comes down, the wife of the town’s selectman is taking flying lessons and the plane hits this invisible dome,” described King. “The pilot just sees the nose of the plane crumble and parts of the plane hit the ground. The gradual realization of what this thing is should be powerful. I thought of it as a force field. TVs won’t work, electronics won’t work.”
Vaughan added another gory detail about the dome’s EMP quality. “If you get too close to it, pacemakers will explode out of your body.”
King spoke my language when he added that “Under the Dome” would deal with how long supplies last when the town of Chester’s Mill is cut off. “There’s only so much heat, only so much food. It was a chance to talk about the depletion of resources and how people behave in extraordinary circumstances.”
The plan for “Under the Dome” is to make it last even longer than the 1000 plus page book will take to read. “It’s very exciting to take the idea of the book and possibly expand it,” explained King. “That’s what TV is for. It’s an expansive medium. The novel only covers a short period of time. The idea of the TV series is not to extended it for a week, but months.”
Of course, no movie or television show is exactly like the book, and King seemed okay with Vaughan’s changes.
“I read Brian’s pilot script and thought it was terrific,” noted King. “It’s like the book in a lot of ways. It takes different directions from the book in other ways and that’s good. I think that Amblin television is the natural place for ‘Under the Dome’ to go. I always felt like [Steven] Spielberg’s view of American Life and mine are similar. We both see the extraordinary things in ordinary things and people.”
King is known most for horror, but let’s not forget that the best of King crosses genres like Stand By Me, Misery, The Shawshank Redemption and The Running Man. “‘Under the Dome’ combines action, intrigue, drama, mystery, romance, sex,” offered Vaughan. “Different characters will have different relationships with the dome. What happens to people involved, blossoming romances when they’re cut off from society. It’s going to bring out the best in some people and the worst in other people.”
Like King’s fictional New England town of Castle Rock, Chester’s Mill will become a rich place for viewers to visit each week.
“In small towns, we think we know everybody else’s business and everybody holds back,” said King. “Some of the people in ‘Under the Dome’ are pretty sick indeed. If people like the show, it won’t have to end after X number of pages. They can come back to Chester’s Mill week after week and obviously I hope that’s what will happen.”
CBS has announced its summer schedule, including the premiere date of its eagerly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel Under the Dome and the return of resurrected crime procedural Unforgettable.
Dome is set in a New England town that’s abruptly sealed off from the rest of the world by a mysterious invisible force field. CBS teased up Dome for TV critics at the network’s press tour session in Pasadena on Saturday with a reel that included interviews with King and showrunner Brian K. Vaughan (Lost). “It’s really exciting to take the book and possibly expand it,” King said. “That’s what TV is for … TV is an expansive medium.” King said he’s particularly pleased to have Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment producing the show. “I’ve always wanted to work with Steven,” King said. “Our view of American life is similar … we both see the extraordinary in ordinary things and people.”
While Under the Dome doesn’t begin filming until next month, CBS looks to be very invested in it – revealing the first promo will be aired during the Super Bowl and showing us a video in which King and Vaughan spoke about the series, as they showed production art. Based on what was shown, it looks like Under the Dome is CBS’ answer to The Walking Dead, with its tale of how normal people try to cope in the wake of a bizarre crisis – here, an invisible dome that suddenly surrounds a town, cutting the residents off from everyone on the outside. As Vaughan put it, “It’s going to be bring out the best in some people and the worst in other people.” The network’s entertainment president Nina Tassler said that the first season will conclude with a major piece of plot information being revealed.
Under the Dome will premiere on Monday, June 24th at 10pm.
Thanks to Herbert West and Lou Sytsma Posted: January 3, 2013, 21:39:46
Under the Dome open production offices at EUE/Screen Gems Studios next week.
A CBS television series based on a best-selling Stephen King novel will film in Wilmington, according to local film industry sources.
"Under the Dome," a 13-episode series based on the author's 2009 book, is expected to open production offices at EUE/Screen Gems Studios next week, sources said.
The show will air this summer, according to a CBS news release.
"Under the Dome" will join NBC's "Revolution" as the second TV series to film in the Port City in 2013.
The dramas have something else in common: their characters struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic environment.
"Under the Dome" is set in a small New England town suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town's inhabitants must deal with dire living conditions while searching for answers about the barrier, according to the network.
"Revolution" follows a family trying to survive 15 years after all electronic equipment stops working. The NBC series, which began filming in the region in early July after filming its pilot in Georgia, took a midseason break Nov. 26. It will air new episodes again in March at 10 p.m. on Mondays.
"Under the Dome" will be produced by King and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television. Niels Arden Oplev – director of the original Swedish version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" – will direct the first episode.
No casting details have been announced.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: December 19, 2012, 15:35:41
CBS Exec: Stephen King's 'Under The Dome' A New Media Experiment For The Network
At a HRTS newsmakers luncheon, Scott Koondel said the ambitious summer series will serve as a test of how to capitalize on new electronic platforms.
When CBS ordered the 13 episode series Under The Dome, based on a novel by Stephen King and produced by Steven Spielberg, it wasn’t just an investment in their most ambitious scripted summer programming in years.
Read more here.
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Under the Dome will be a 13 episode miniseries airing next summer.
CBS has ordered 13 episodes of a serialized television adaptation of Stephen King‘s Under the Dome. Coming next summer, the series will be produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television studios.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev will direct the first episode. The scriptwriting team for the project included Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and Brian K. Vaughan; they will all work as executive producers on the project. Simon & Schuster (part of the CBS corporation) will re-release of the trade paperback and eBook through the Pocket Books imprint.
Read more here and here.
Thanks to Troy Tradup, Herbert West and Lou Sytsma Posted: November 8, 2011, 11:13:38
Showtime adaptation of Under the Dome has gotten a writer.
Originally announced in August, the Steven Spielberg-produced Showtime adaptation of Stephen King's novel Under the Dome now has a writer. Deadline reports that Brian K. Vaughan, a name very well known to genre fans, has signed on to adapt the novel for television.
Vaughan launched his career as a comic book writer and is responsible for series like "Y: The Last Man", "Ex Machina" and "Runaways". He joined the writers of "LOST" midway through the third season, leaving at the end of season five and has, since, been shopping a number of original screenplays around Hollywood. He's set to return to comics next year as well with a new ongoing series, "Saga".
Spielberg, King and DreamWorks' Stacey Snider will executive produce along with DreamWorks TV chiefs Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
Thanks to David Squyreshi and Alex Berlini Posted: August 30, 2011, 22:43:52
Dark Horizons reports that Showtime will make a TV series based on Under the Dome with King, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV.
Thanks to Rick Urban
According to Variety "The River" writer Michael Green is at work adapting the Stephen King tome Under the Dome in preparation for DreamWorks TV to shop to broadcast and cable buyers in a few months.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.
As you might remember I have earlier written about the four different covers for the UK paperback edition of Under the Dome. Well, today I got one of them in the mail and let me tell you, it's one thick book.
Variety reports that King and Spielberg is teaming up:
Steven Spielberg and Stephen King are joining forces to develop a limited series based on King's just-released supernatural thriller "Under the Dome." DreamWorks TV has optioned the book and is looking to set it up as an event series, likely for cable.
DreamWorks principal Stacey Snider was key in bringing the project to the company. Spielberg, King and Snider will exec produce along with DreamWorks TV chiefs Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.Book, which has earned strong reviews as a return to form for the prolific author, revolves around the drama that unfolds after an invisible force field suddenly descends on a small vacation town in Maine. As the locals fight for their survival, the town descends into warring factions led by enigmatic characters.
DreamWorks is starting to meet with writers for the project. The plan is to set a writer before shopping the skein to prospective buyers.
Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Marco Lammers.Posted: October 20, 2009, 15:43:07
Here is a very interesting article about Russ Dorr, a man who’s helped King with getting the fact straight in more than one book. Beware though that there are some small spoilers for Under the Dome in the article.
Thanks to Michael Cahill
Publishers Weekly reports that Under the Dome might be on its way to be filmed:
Rand Holston at CAA is currently out with the film rights to Stephen King's forthcoming novel, Under the Dome. Scribner is publishing in November and Holston is co-agenting with Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman. (King's literary agent is Chuck Verrill.) The novel follows the members of a small Maine town inexplicably sealed off one day by an invisible and impenetrable force field. Stranded inside the dome—which is erected at a random and unfortunate circumference that separates those within the town—a group of locals, led by an Iraq war vet, band together to fight rising social unrest and, ultimately, the barrier itself. King announced that he had finished the book back in January and, in his column for Entertainment Weekly, spoke of its massive size—it's more than 1,000 pages. The heft may be making it tough for Hollywood execs to see the story working as a feature; one insider said all the activity in the book is causing some to think Dome makes more sense as a miniseries. Other massive 1,000-plus page works by King—like It and The Stand—both wound up on the small screen, the former as a TV movie and the latter as a miniseries.
Thanks to Bev Vincent