On Big Brother, Survivor and The Real World, producers stick the contestants in a virtual fishbowl to find out what happens, well, when people stop being polite and start getting real.
CBS' Under the Dome is essentially the same premise, except that in this case, the fishbowl is literal and the show is fictional, based on the novel by Stephen King. It's the residents of Chester's Mill, an ordinary small town, who find themselves trapped under a dome of unknown proportions with no hope of escape.
Chester's Mill: A nice place to visit. A terrible place to be trapped beneath an invisible force field.
Yet CBS is hoping for a captive audience when the network unveils its ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's novel about a quaint Maine town with a big problem. Not that ...
CBS is going Under the Dome.
The summer series, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and based on Stephen King's book of the same name, is about the small New England town of Chester's Mill, which mysteriously becomes sealed off from the world by an oversized transparent dome. The series will follow the citizens' struggle to survive as they try to learn more about the dome and how to get rid of it.
Breaking Bad's Dean Norris joins Under the Dome
Rachelle Lefevre has joined the cast of CBS' Under the Dome, based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, TVGuide.com has learned.
Dean Norris has been tapped to play the lead role in CBS' Under the Dome, based on the bestselling Steven King novel, TVGuide.com has learned.