CBS has officially confirmed the premiere date for their drama series, “Under the Dome.” The show is based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King.
“Under the Dome” returns for a second season on Monday, June 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The premiere episode will be written by the novel’s critically acclaimed author, King. “Under the Dome” was last summer’s #1 program, averaging 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, ranking as the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years.
“Under the Dome” tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.
The show is produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.
The television adaptation of Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” has been renewed for a second season of 13 episodes set to return in Summer 2014. The show was a hit among viewers and key demographics and became one of the highest rated summer shows. Continue reading →
The television adaptation of Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” has released an one minute promo for the CBS premiere. The one minute preview contains the first footage for the series which will have 13 episodes in it’s initial first season. Continue reading →
Rachelle Lefevre, most known for her role as Victoria Sutherland in the first half of The Twilight Saga, has signed on for the leading role in “Under The Dome.” The series, based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King, comes from CBS and has been adapted for the small screen by Brian K. Vaughan (“Y: The Last Man,” “Ex Machina,” “LOST”). Neils Arden Oplev, the director of the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will helm the pilot.
The story tells of Chester’s Mill, a small town in Maine, which is cut off from the rest of the world by an invisible dome. With air, food and patience dwindling, societal norms within this town begin to break down. Lefevre has taken the role of Julia Shumway, the owner of Chester’s Mill’s newspaper, The Democrat.
The full cast list thus far includes:
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.
The first season will have 13 episodes. The series is set to debut on June 24 at 10/9c on CBS.
The Super Bowl each year is a huge event in the world of sports as well as the world of advertising. This year’s Super Bowl ad spots showed some new teaser trailers for several highly anticipated big and small screen adaptations that are set to hit theaters and televisions throughout the year. We have rounded them up for you below.
Under The Dome
An upcoming CBS television series based on the novel of the same name by famed writer Stephen King. The first episode was helmed by Niels Arden Oplev, most known for his work on the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The story tells of a small town in Maine which is cut off from the rest of the world by an invisible dome. With air, food and patience dwindling, societal norms within this town begin to break down.
“Under the Dome” will debut on CBS June 24 at 10/9c.
Oz The Great And Powerful
The Walt Disney Pictures psuedo-adaptation of the classic novel by L. Frank Baum is set to his theaters in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on March 8.
Based on the characters and world created in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the film follows Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, as he is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot–fame and fortune are his for the taking–that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity–and even a bit of wizardry–Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
The Walking Dead
Time Warner released three new television spots during the Super Bowl for the upcoming second half of season 3. One of the teasers included a cameo from Norman Reedus who plays fan favorite character Daryl. The last two videos are different versions of the same commercial.
“This campaign uniquely and cleverly captures the spirit of ‘The Walking Dead’ as well as featuring one of the series’ most iconic characters, Daryl Dixon,” said Charlie Collier, President and General Manager of AMC. “We are thrilled to be working with Time Warner Cable to bring fans of ‘The Walking Dead,’ one of television’s most passionate and engaged audiences, even better ways to experience and re-experience the zombie apocalypse.”
World War Z
This (not even close) adaptation of the Max Brooks zombie novel features Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse. The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.
Iron Man 3
The next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios debuted a 30-second Super Bowl spot for Iron Man 3.
Hitting 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on May 3, the Shane Black-directed sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley and Wang Xuequi.
Tony Stark is back and when he finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
The upcoming CBS series, “Under the Dome,” based on the novel by Stephen King has cast its first actor. Colin Ford, most known for his role in the film We Bought A Zoo, has been added to the series set to air this summer.
“Under The Dome” has a 13-episode order and comes from famed director/producer Steven Spielberg and the author Stephen King.
Based on the 2009 best-selling novel, the series is set in Chester’s Mill, 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 surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away. Ford will play 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.
Niels Arden Oplev, known for helming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is set to direct the first episode based on a script provided by Brian K. Vaughan. Spielberg’s Amblin Television, which developed the project, is co-producing with CBS TV Studios. Neal Baer will serve as showrunner. DreamWorks’ Stacey Snider is executive producing with Spielberg, King, Baer, Vaughn, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
In addition to playing Matt Damon’s teen son in We Bought A Zoo, Ford played Young Sam Winchester on the CW’s “Supernatural.” He also recently guest starred on NBC’s “Revolution” and voices the title character on the Disney Jr. animated series “Jake And The Never Land Pirates.”
The premiere of “Under the Dome” is scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10pm on CBS.
Horror writer Stephen King is no stranger to having his work adapted to TV and movie screens, but some of those translations have been way less than great. Now, King’s Under the Dome is headed to Showtime and the page-to-screen adaptation should have potential to become awesome… as long as nobody messes it up.