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Under The Dome Will Jump To Amazon Prime After CBS Airing

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With modern adaptations of The Stand and The Dark Tower series seemingly at a budgeted stalemate, it’s great to see a Stephen King novel being given due diligence by having producers and writers approaching the project from a creative standpoint, instead of entirely to make a few bucks, and that the news coming out about it is constant and mostly positive, though some left-field casting remains to be made.

Having said all that, CBS still wants to make more than a few bucks on it, and has taken steps to ensure that by signing a deal with Amazon that will add Under the Dome to the website’s Amazon Prime Instant streaming service four days after the series has finished airing. It premiers on June 24th, so it’s looking like, even if you don’t give a shit about watching or recording anything from CBS on the DVR, you won’t have to wait for Blu-ray to watch the series in its entirety. Amazon recently signed a similar deal to become the exclusive online home for Downton Abbey, and already has a half-dozen original series nearing production.

Give it up to CBS for realizing just how bogged down summer viewing has gotten with reality television, realizing people might not even be paying attention to the fact that the show is even on the air, despite the ads they’ll no doubt be running non-stop as soon as episodes have begun filming. And instead of Netflix or Hulu, CBS signed with a company who has pretty specific insider knowledge on the people who bought the Under the Dome novel in the first place. Whoever said “Don’t shit where you eat,” didn’t have access to streaming video.

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Under The Dome Super Bowl Ad Introduces Interactive Website

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If you were watching the Super Bowl last night, you got to spend a shitload of time watching previews for just about every single show in the CBS lineup. I pretty much hate everything on CBS, but this isn’t the time for that argument. The next time I try and badmouth them, I’ll put a dome on it.

A dome like the one in Stephen King’s bestselling novel, Under the Dome, currently being adapted for CBS by Amblin Entertainment. The show is still early in its casting stages, so there were no full trailers for it or anything, but CBS still dropped a 16-second promo directing viewers to the website UnderTheDome.com, which delivers dread-laced music and creepy surveillance. Check out the trailer, no more than a glorified logline, below.

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Under The Dome’s Cast Keeps Growing

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If the televised adaptation of Under the Dome is anything like the book, we’re going to be wafting through casting news for it until our entire country falls to the wacko politics that Big Jim Rennie institutes in Chester’s Mill, ME. Also, people will be pissed off at a substandard visual ending instead of just the written one. And I’m one of the people one who didn’t mind it as much.

Under the Dome now has two new cast memebers, as well as one we didn’t mention late last week. Maybe we could just round these things up once a week to save time, or maybe just copy the White Pages down and just say who isn’t in it.

Jolene Purdy is set to take on the role of Dodee, a radio station employee whose intelligence and skill allows her to make contact with those outside the dome. Purdy has recently been known for her work in Glee and Gigantic, but you guys might know her like I do, as the bullied Cherita “Chut up” Chen from Donnie Darko. How I wish Frank the Bunny was playing Col. Barbie. I don’t even remember Dodee anyway, so she may be an amalgam of several characters. Or maybe my memory isn’t wonderful.

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CBS Casts Natalie Martinez And Alex Koch For Stephen King’s Under The Dome TV Series

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The TV adaptation of Stephen King’s Under the Dome is set to premiere this June on CBS. The network recently cast actors Natalie Martinez and Alex Koch. The 13-episode series is set in the New England town of Chester’s Mill, where a mysterious, transparent dome covers the town’s limits, hampering its people from leaving its borders.

According to Deadline.com, actor Natalie Martinez will join the Under the Dome cast to play the character of Linda Everett, the newly fired police officer married to physician assistant Eric “Rusty” Everett. Her character is described as ambitious and fiercely loyal. Martinez has appeared on TV series including Detroit 187 and CSI: NY.

Actor Alex Koch was also cast in the role of Junior Rennie, the deeply disturbed son of the most influential man in Chester’s Mill. Junior devolves into a bitter, angry sociopath as soon as the transparent dome appears.

Under the Dome is one of the most anticipated TV series of the summer. It will be the first sci-fi TV series on CBS since the short-lived Jericho, starring Skeet Ulrich, back in 2008. The TV series also sees the return of writer Brian K. Vaughn to television. Vaughn had a short stint as a writer on Lost during the show’s third season in 2006. He developed Under the Dome for Showtime in 2011, but it was eventually acquired by CBS. Steven Spielberg and Stephen King will also produce the series.

Under the Dome will premiere on June 24th at 10PM EST on CBS.

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Under the Dome Premiere Date Revealed By CBS

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underthedomeEven though the TNT single season of Stephen King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes wasn’t a major success, it exemplified the perfect visual form for King’s work, and gave another look at one of my favorite King stories, the pre-apocalyptic disease tale “The End of the Whole Mess.” Short stories make great TV episodes. Big giant novels, like Under the Dome, probably wouldn’t make a great TV miniseries, nor a movie, nor a trilogy of movies. CBS, you may finally do something that doesn’t make me yawn.

For their Television Critics Association (TCA) panel, CBS unveiled the premiere date for Under the Dome, which will be Monday, June 24th, at 10 pm EST. Mondays are one of the only nights of the week when I don’t even watch TV, so it’s changing my habits already. And the thirteen episode run is starting at the beginning of what is usually a dry summer, free from intriguing television. Though it gets less than a month before Breaking Bad becomes the only thing anyone talks about, so it’d better start strong. And with writer/executive producer/comic genius Brian K. Vaughan on board, this isn’t completely out of the question.