CBS Renews ‘Under the Dome’

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It doesn’t look like the citizens of Chester’s Mill will be getting out from their spherical prison any time soon, as Entertainment Weekly reports CBS has renewed Brian K. Vaughan’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel Under the Dome. The author will write the Season 2 premiere.

Debuting June 24 as a 13-week summer event, Under the Dome centers on a small town in Maine that’s suddenly enclosed within an unseen barrier, cut off from the rest of the world. As the residents panic, one group tries to maintain order while searching for the truth behind the dome and a way to escape it.The series has been averaging 13.84 million viewers, and performing well on DVR and Amazon’s Prime Instant Video.

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  • demoncat_4

    figured it would be renewed since it will take more then one season for all the answers about the dome to be revealed given how long the book is.

  • joe35

    This is… strange. It was touted as a mini-series adapting the book, which has an ending, so I guess CBS will just find some contrived way to continue it beyond King’s story.

  • Rollo Tomassi

    Ive been watching the series, but I never read the book. Does the book have an open-ended ending?

  • Hrubyink

    Under the Dome: the Series is like The Dead Zone: The series. Some of the same names for characters and a hint of the set piece events, but this is not an adaptation of the novel (partly because, I believe anyway, the creators had hoped for a series pick-up, the other reason… CBS and Ambiln would most assuredly shy away from most of the key moments that make up the structure that is the meat in the novel). That being said, the series is, if anything, an interesting alternate view of the same plot and can go on for as long as the viewers want or end just as fast.