Surprisingly, it's not a bad thing that Angie McAlister is locked up in a fallout shelter by crazed ex-fling Junior Rennie on Under the Dome — because at least it means she's alive.
In the Stephen King book, on which the CBS series is based, Angie actually died before the dome descended upon Chester's Mill, meaning Britt Robertson has already long outlived her novel counterpart. But the question remains how long she'll actually live since the deranged Junior (Alexander Koch) locked her up in his father's (Dean Norris) fallout shelter. To get the scoop on what's in store for those crazy love birds (sarcasm!), TVGuide.com turned to Robertson:
Going Under the Dome: Showrunner Neal Baer dissects the series premiere
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's series premiere of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel upon which the series is based. Read at your own risk.]
CBS' new summer series Under the Dome kicked off Monday night with quite the bang after a dome mysteriously trapped the residents of quaint Chester's Mill within the town lines, cutting them off from the rest of the world. (And cutting a cow in half in the process. Gross.)
How will CBS' Under the Dome differ from Stephen King's novel?
It's a bird. It's a plane. Duck and cover! What goes up must come down in a small town trapped — wait for it — Under the Dome, the title of an ingeniously warped conceit from the fertile mind of Stephen King, who believes that ...
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.
Natalie Martinez, Colin Ford, Jeff Fahey, Mike Vogel
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 ...
"All Bad things must come to an end."
That's the tagline for the second half of Breaking Bad's fifth and final season, which premieres August 11 on AMC. A new poster for the final eight episodes that was unveiled this week features the foreboding message backed by wafting green smoke.
Under The Dome
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.
Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston
The first half of Breaking Bad's fifth season may have ended with DEA agent Hank (Dean Norris) finally connecting the dots about his meth-cooking brother-in-law Walter White (Bryan Cranston), but that may not be Walt's biggest problem.
Breaking Bad Finale: Is this "Czech mate" for Walt?
Throughout the AMC drama's run, Walt has counted on his partner-in-crime Jesse (Aaron Paul) to stand by his side through good times and bad — even if Walt had to manipulate his surrogate son in the process...