Back in February during the Super Bowl, CBS aired a sixteen-second promo for ‘Under The Dome’, their thirteen-episode mini-series based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. In that incredibly short spot, there was no actual footage from the show anywhere to be found. But now, with two months to go until it’s premiere, we have our first real look at the upcoming series.
Thanks to /Film, you can check out a minute long behind the scenes featurette featuring cast and crew talking about the premise, the characters, the setting and more. Also, on more than one occasion, executive producer and writer King chimes in to give us even more insight. For a proper sneak peek at ‘Under The Dome’, go on and press play:
For more information on the show, here’s the synopsis of the story:
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day, a small town is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and rain down flaming wreckage. A gardener’s hand is severed as the dome descends. Cars explode on impact. Families are separated and panic mounts. No one can fathom what the barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away. Now a few intrepid citizens, led by an Iraq vet turned short-order cook, face down a ruthless politician dead set on seizing the reins of power under the dome. But their main adversary is the dome itself. Because time isn’t just running short. It’s running out.
To me, the most intriguing part of the show is how much practical effects they’re utilizing. Just from that short bit in the video, it seems like they’re planning on mostly going for practical effects, which is always a cool thing to see in this day and age of CGI.
How do you think Stephen King’s ‘Under The Dome’ will be received by it’s audience? Are you planning on tuning in? Let us know in the comments.
Written by ‘Y: The Last Man’ scribe Brian K. Vaughn and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the director of the original ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’, ‘Under The Dome’ starring Chad Vogel, Rachel Lefevre, Dean Norris, Jolene Purdy, Nicholas Strong, Britt Robertson, Aisha Hinds, Alex Koch, Natalie Martinez, and Colin Ford is set to premiere on Monday, June 24th on CBS.