NEWS - UNDER THE DOME
I wrote a novel called ”Under the Dome”, not necessary to be confused with a TV show…
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
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."
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
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.
“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
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
Thanks to Herbert West
- 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
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.
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).
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
Under the Dome - Season 2 - December 9, 2014
A Good Marriage - December 30, 2014
Big Driver - January 27, 2015
Thanks to Tony Northrup
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.
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
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?
Thanks to Jody McDougle
Infestation (Episode 2 preview)
Season Two's New Cast Members
Angie's Shocking Moment
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