Under The Dome is setting up to be a hit show this summer after bringing in a reported 13.1 million viewers during its opening episode on Monday night. Based on Stephen King’s novel, the show goes into the life of a community within a rural town that is enclosed by a massive dome.
Executive producers Neal Baer and Brian K. Vaughan recently spoke out about the show where they revealed which direction it will take as it goes forward into the first season. Vaughan immediately shut down rumors of a miniseries,
“This is not a miniseries,” Vaughan explained, according to TVline.com. “It’s a 13-episode series. Stephen King’s book takes place over a relatively short period of time. But when we first started talking about [to him], he said, ‘When I came up with this idea, I envisioned a town being trapped for years at a time. That’s something that you guys could get to do that I didn’t, and that might necessitate a different ending.’”
Under the Dome has already shown it’s capable of becoming this summer’s premier show, and with Vaughan’s comments it looks like the series could go on for much longer than originally expected by its critics.
“We pitched Stephen a far-out, big-swing [ending] for if we’re lucky enough for this to go several years, and he was so excited about it,” Vaughan revealed.
Neal Baer also chimed in, but he made it known that it’s just the beginning and that the first episode hasn’t revealed everything just yet.
“The characters are complicated,” Baer said. “The people you think are bad may not be so bad, and the ones you think are good may not be so good. Don’t believe everything you see in the beginning.”
It seems like viewers will have to wait and see how it all pans out, but the executive producers’ comments have already proved that there is much more to come.
Did you watch the first episode? If so, do you think Under The Dome will become an instant hit this summer?