Ten fun facts about Under the Dome


Fact 1
The series was developed by Brian K. Vaughan and based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

Fact 2
Under the Dome tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of the world.

Fact 3
With no Internet access, no mobile signals and limited radio communication, the people trapped inside must find their own ways to survive with diminishing resources and rising tensions.


Fact 4
Producers are billing the drama as the “TV event of the summer”.

Fact 5
In his afterword, King says he first started the novel with 75 pages in 1976, then set it aside until 2007-2009.

Fact 6
The project was first announced in November 2009, but it wasn't until two years later that the novel was adapted as a series, then set up at cable network Showtime.

Fact 7
A teaser trailer was created especially for the 2013 Super Bowl.

Fact 8
On July 29, 2013, the series was renewed for a second season, which is expected to air in summer 2014. It will consist of 13 episodes.

Fact 9
Stephen King will be the writer of the second season premiere episode.

Fact 10
Filming for the series began in Southport and Wilmington, both in North Carolina, on February 28, 2013.


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