Warning: This article may contain spoilers for Under The Dome.
In 2013, the people of Chester’s Mill found themselves trapped beneath a transparent dome that turned out to be much more menacing and mystical than anyone could have guessed, while leaving Under The Dome fans scratching their heads for two years now. It wasn’t long before the dome influenced the behavior of those trapped in Chester’s Mill, and ultimately became responsible for the chaos that erupted under its berth. Superstition-fueled conflict was only magnified by the real, physical issues caused by being trapped under the seemingly sentient dome.
As a result, Under The Dome fans saw some of their most beloved fans fall prey to that chaos. Among Under The Dome favorites, we saw the demises of Angie (Britt Robertson), Dodee (Jolene Purdy), and Rebecca (Karla Crome).
Now, Under The Dome executive producers Neal Baer and Tim Sclattmann tell us that the series, based on the work of Stephen King, will finally reveal the truths to some of the Under The Dome‘s most pressing mysteries. Among those reveals, Under The Dome will finally reveal the purpose of that seemingly malicious dome.
In the first teaser for Under The Dome, we see Big Jim (Dean Norris) going head to head with Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) once again, as they debate how to save the lives of the townspeople, which, in itself, seems somewhat telling, since Big Jim and Julia were seemingly left behind when everyone else escaped through the tunnels.
“We will tell you why the dome came down and what it’s about,” Mr. Baer confirmed, adding that “you’ll know exactly why this happened the way that it happened,” by the end of this third season.
Fans of Under The Dome know that the past two seasons have provided bits and pieces to a much larger plot, leaving the truth as a whole just beyond our reach. That ambitious plot will come together when Under The Dome returns from its hiatus, Schlattman said.
“Why was there 25 years to pass before the dome came down? What was in play 25 years ago that set all this in motion? That’s one of the biggies we’re going to address. You’ll see how these puzzle pieces form a puzzle that may be different from what you thought it would be.”
Baer added that, while the adventures they have taken fans on throughout the first two seasons have been a necessary setting of the stage, season three of Under The Dome will take a much more character-oriented perspective.
“We promise you we will answer why the dome is there, but of course we’re going to ask more questions.”
Under The Dome will premiere on June 25 on CBS.
[Featured image: Under The Dome promotional poster courtesy of CBS]