The first extended preview to Stephen King’s Under the Dome TV series is finally here, which gives us a solid look at what to expect from the pilot episode this summer.
The preview is a mixed bag of actual and behind-the-scenes footage, commentary by the cast and crew, including Stephen King, who briefly talks aboutNiels Arden Oplev ( , Dead Man Down).
According to King,
“Niels Arden Oplev has got a tremendous visual sense, people’s eyes are going to bug out of their heads when they see it. Under the Dome is going to be an innovative, exciting, 13 week event. It’s going to be riveting TV.”
Under the Dome stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy, and Aisha Hinds. The pilot will debut on June 24th on CBS.
More About Under The Dome
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away.
Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens—town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a selectwoman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing—even murder—to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.