Last month, we got a minute-long look at Under the Dome, CBS’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Now the network has released an even longer trailer for the limited series, which premieres June 24. Expect quaint Americana, actors you’ll recognize from other beloved series (Lost! Breaking Bad! Twilight!)… and, oh yeah, a giant transparent dome, which inexplicably appears above the quiet town of Chester’s Mill. Intriguing!
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The Simpsonsdid it!
But Stephen King thought it up first — the whole giant-transparent-dome-traps-small-town plot device.
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. READ FULL STORY »
As promised, the extended sneak peek for CBS’s upcoming summer series Under the Dome is here.
Based on the novel by Stephen King, the series will tell the story of a small New England town that is inexplicably cut off from the rest of the world by a strange, transparent dome, leaving the town to deal with both the larger implications of their new predicament (dwindling resources, how the heck it got there) and smaller, character-based conflicts (lovers are split, personalities clash).
This weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim, producer Jack Bender explained, “This is really a character show in a sci-fi element.” Click here to read our full report from the panel and watch the sneak peek below. READ FULL STORY »
Producers from CBS’s upcoming summer series Under the Dome, based on the novel by Stephen King, 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.
On the show, premiering June 24, a small New England town is inexplicably cut off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome, leaving the town to deal with both the larger implications of their new predicament (dwindling resources, how the heck it got there) and smaller, character-based conflicts (lovers are split, personalities clash). But there’s much more to it all. Check out 5 highlights from the panel, which included Norris, Lefevre, and executive producers Neal Baer (ER, Law & Order: SVU), Jack Bender (Lost, Alias) and Brian K. Vaughan, who also acts as showrunner for the series. READ FULL STORY »
The final major piece of casting for CBS’ Under the Dome has fallen into place: Rachelle Lefevre has landed the female lead in CBS’ summer thriller.
The actress will play Julia, an investigative reporter who’s just moved to Chester Mills who forms an interest in an Army veteran (Mike Vogel) on mysterious mission. They join a diverse cast that includes Dean Norris, Jolene Purdy, Nicholas Strong, Britt Robertson, Alex Kotch and Natalie Martinez.
Lefevre co-starred in CBS’ A Gifted Man, ABC’s Off the Map and the first Twilight film. Under the Dome is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel about a small town abruptly sealed off from the outside world. The first season premieres June 24.
In other CBS pilot casting news, Tate Donovan (Damages) has joined the network’s Hostages pilot. He’ll play Toni Collette’s spouse on the show, “a distant husband hiding a secret from his wife who must protect his family in a hostage situation.”
Breaking Bad‘s top cop is going Under the Dome.
Actor Dean Norris has landed the lead villain role on CBS’ upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel.
Norris will play politician and car dealership owner James “Big Jim” Rennie, who seizes an opportunity to take control of his small town Chester’s Mill when it’s sealed off from the rest of the world by a mysterious transparent force field. The casting comes on the heels of CBS signing Pan Am actor Mike Vogel to play the show’s main character, former Army officer Dale “Barbie” Barbara. Other cast members include Britt Robertson, who plays a local waitress, and Natalie Martinez, who will play an ambitious sheriff’s deputy. READ FULL STORY »
Under the Dome
Under the Domehas 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.
Vogel was in the found footage flick Cloverfield and ABC’s Pan Am. Under the Dome premieres June 24.
Britt Robertson is getting into another secret circle.
The former CW star has joined the cast of CBS’ Under the Dome. She’ll play Angie, “an attractive young waitress and aspiring nurse who’s always dreamed of escaping the town of Chester’s Mill.” That’s going to be pretty hard to do now that there’s a giant transparent lid covering the town for some unknown reason.
Robertson starred in two CW projects — Life Unexpected, which lasted two seasons, and The Secret Circle, which expired after one (and whose fans are still are kinda annoyed about that). Robertson joins Natalie Martinez (CSI: NY) and Colin Ford (Supernatural) in the Dome cast. The show descends on CBS on June 24.
More actors are filling up CBS’ Dome.
The summer series based on Stephen King’s bestseller Under the Dome has cast Natalie Martinez as a young, ambitious sheriff’s deputy and newcomer Alexander Koch as Junior Rennie, the cunning and deeply disturbed son of the local politician and car dealer. Martinez has recently had stints on CBS’ CSI: NY and ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7.
Under the Dome is based on the Stephen King novel about a transparent force field that covers a small New England town. The 13-episode first season will premiere on June 24.
CBS’ Under the Dome has filled its first series regular role.
Young actor Colin Ford has been cast as Joe, 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.”
Ford has played young Sam Winchester on The CW’s Supernatural and recently made an appearance on NBC’s Revolution. ICYMI, the summer series based on a Stephen King novel about a transparent force field that covers a small New England town recently got a premiere date — June 24.
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