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Under the Dome


Under the Dome Information

Under the Dome is an upcoming American science-fiction drama television series developed by Brian K. Vaughan based upon the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Both Vaughan and King will serve as executive producers along with Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Stacey Snider. Baer will serve as day-to-day showrunner. Danish director Niels Arden Oplev will direct the pilot. The premiere of Under the Dome is scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10PM on CBS.

Synopsis

Set in the not too distant future, it tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill, Maine who suddenly find themselves cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious, impenetrable barrier that surrounds the town. As the town begins to tear itself apart through panic, a small group of people attempt to maintain peace and order while also trying to uncover the truth behind the barrier and how to escape from it.

Cast and characters

  • Mike Vogel as Dale "Barbie" Barbara, an Army veteran in town on a mysterious mission.
  • Rachelle Lefevre as Julia, an investigative reporter who takes an interest in Barbie.
  • Colin Ford as Joe, a smart teenager whose parents are trapped outside of the barrier.
  • Natalie Martinez as Deputy Linda, a loyal and ambitious sheriff's deputy.
  • Dean Norris as James "Big Jim" Rennie, politician and owner of Jim Rennie's Used Cars, who seeks to use the dome as a way to gain control of Chester's Mill.
  • Alex Koch as Junior Rennie, Big Jim's emotionally disturbed son.
  • Britt Robertson as Angie, an aspiring nurse with dreams of escaping the town.
  • Nicholas Strong as Phil, a popular radio DJ with a dark secret.
  • Jolene Purdy as Dodee, a radio engineer who makes contact with the outside world.
  • Aisha Hinds as Carolyn Hill, a Los Angeles entertainment attorney who is trapped in the town with her partner and teenage daughter.

Production

Originally announced in November 2009, it wasn't until two years later that Vaughan was hired to adapt the novel as a series, then set up at cable network Showtime. Showtime entertainment president David Nevins felt that the series wasn't right for the network and suggested to Nina Tassler, his CBS counterpart, that she take on the project. Immediately interested, Tassler picked up the series and attached veteran television producer Neal Baer, who is under contract at CBS, to be the showrunner. It was announced in November 2012 that CBS had bypassed ordering a pilot and given Under the Dome a thirteen episode straight-to-series commitment. "This is a great novel coming to the television screen with outstanding auspices and in-season production values to create a summer programming event," commented Tassler in the official CBS Press release.

A teaser trailer was created specially for the 2013 Super Bowl. Instead of showing footage, the teaser directed viewers to the show's official website, where they could enter their street address and postal code to view photos of what their homes and neighborhood would look like "under the dome."

Filming

Filming for the series officially began in Wilmington, North Carolina on February 28, 2013.




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