Q&A Under the Dome

Posted: June 3, 2013, 12:00
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.

Under the dome wrapped

Posted: May 31, 2013, 08:32
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.

Episode list

Posted: May 24, 2013, 14:22
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
July 08

Episode 1.04 : Outbreak
July 15

Episode 1.05 : Blue On Blue
July 22

Episode 1.06 : The Endless Thirst
July 29

Episode 1.07 : Broadcast Signal Intrusion
August 05

Episode 1.08 : Thicker Than Water
August 12

Episode 1.09 : The Fourth Hand
August 19

Episode 1.10 : Let the Games Begin
August 26

Episode 1.11 : Speak of the Devil
September 2

Episode 1.12 : Exigent Circumstances
September 9

Episode 1.13 :
September 16

Mackenzie Lintz as Norrie Calvert in Under the Dome

Posted: May 20, 2013, 13:16
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.

Under the Dome scenes include fake gun fire

Posted: May 15, 2013, 00:33
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.

Titles of Under the Dome episodes

Posted: May 14, 2013, 10:14
Here are the titles and a short description of episode 4-7 of Under the Dome.

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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.

Hill on Under the Dome

Posted: May 11, 2013, 05:50
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.

New ending and a second season ?

Posted: May 7, 2013, 09:06
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.

Only 49 days left...

Posted: May 6, 2013, 11:55
...until Under the Dome premiers on CBS. Here are the trailers/teasers we have so far.

First look

Say Goodbye (teaser)

No Way Out Teaser (teaser)


Simpsons and Under the Dome

Posted: May 2, 2013, 08:56
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.

King and Dean

Posted: April 15, 2013, 09:01
Dean Norris Tweeted this from the set of Under The Dome

A VERY scary Breaking Bad fan. Oh, he also writes stuff #icon #stephenking #awesomeguy

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King book is 'a jumping off point'

Posted: April 2, 2013, 01:26
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

New Under the Dome teaser

Posted: March 29, 2013, 23:27
Here is a new teaser for Under the Dome.

Thanks to Ari.

Under the Dome at WonderCon

Posted: March 27, 2013, 23:37
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.

Photos from the set of Under the Dome

Posted: March 19, 2013, 14:39
Here are some photos from the set of Under the Dome.

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Under the Dome at Wonder Con

Posted: March 13, 2013, 10:01
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

King on set

Posted: March 11, 2013, 22:45
Here is a photo of King and Stephan Fleet, vido effects supervisor for Under The Dome.

Source: Talk Stephen King

King on Under the Dome set

Posted: March 7, 2013, 04:16

Stephen King TV series 'Under the Dome' filming in North Carolina. Read the entire article here.

Thanks to Lou and Ari

Under the Dome set photo

Posted: March 4, 2013, 03:02
Here is a photo of Big Jim Rennie's car dealership from the set of Under the Dome.

King on set

Posted: February 28, 2013, 21:43
Here is a photo of King at the set of Under the Dome.

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Thanks to Lou and Ari

Under the Dome begins shooting pilot

Posted: February 26, 2013, 10:30
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 "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

Want to be an extra Under the Dome?

Posted: February 21, 2013, 22:44
Here is how you can be an extra in Under the Dome.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Rachelle Lefevre joins Under the Dome

Posted: February 20, 2013, 13:57
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

Under the Dome has found its star

Posted: February 15, 2013, 10:11
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

Dale “Barbie” Barbara has been cast

Posted: February 14, 2013, 00:22
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

Amazon announces streaming deal for Under the Dome

Posted: February 12, 2013, 10:19
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

More casting under the dome

Posted: February 6, 2013, 09:25
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.

Under the Dome add and page

Posted: February 4, 2013, 16:12
Here is the Super Bowl add for Under the Dome:

More info can be found on the official site

Thanks to Ari

Under the Dome cast grows

Posted: January 29, 2013, 08:41
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

More casting Under the Dome

Posted: January 25, 2013, 22:45
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.

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More casting Under the Dome

Posted: January 23, 2013, 08:52
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

Brian K. Vaughan an executive producer under the dome

Posted: January 16, 2013, 13:17
Here are some new info about Under the Dome from

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

First casting for Under the Dome

Posted: January 15, 2013, 14:23
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

More Under the Dome

Posted: January 13, 2013, 16:14
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.”

Under the Dome to premier June 24th

Posted: January 13, 2013, 01:11
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

Under the Dome news

Posted: January 3, 2013, 21:39
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.

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