Under The Dome just went under the radar. Although CBS did not order a new season for Under The Dome, its cancellation is good news for the network’s Extant, which now has improved odds of getting renewed, reported MSN.
Those who loved Under The Dome will want to watch what is slated to become the finale on September 10, because Season 4 exists only in their TV dreams. And while Under The Dome has been banished from CBS’ schedule, it’s not just Extant in the category of new shows with future continuation hopes. Also in the running is Freshman Zoo.
When Stephen King’s adaptation shone across TV screens in the summer of 2013, Under The Dome leaped to the top of the viewing charts, earning the number one spot on debuts for summer dramas in more than two decades.
So what happened? Under The Dome sunk under the pressures of those sky-high viewer ratings, and displeased fans on occasion as the story seemed to go askew. However, what it offered to the TV industry was the concept of a new way to go by coupling a TV debut with a subsequent streaming premiere. Add in the gutsy sales overseas, and Under The Dome made enough money to persuade CBS Studios and CBS to go for the gold again with both Zoo and Extant.
“Two years ago, Under The Dome broke new ground in the summer and became an instant hit on CBS, as well as with viewers around the world,” pointed out Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “Dome’s event storytelling and multi-platform business model paved the way for more original summer programming with the successful rollouts of Extant and Zoo.”
And what will happen when the finale airs? Tassler gave a clue with her tease, as did CBS.
“We’re excited to present the final chapter in Chester’s Mill as the story comes full circle, with the Dome coming down as dramatically as it went up,” she added.
And CBS shared that during the Under the Dome finale, all those mysteries about the Dome’s power and origin will finally be solved.
“Two groups of residents engage in one final conflict that some won’t survive,” teased CBS.
Those starring in Under The Dome include Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz, and Kylie Bunbury, with the list of executive producers featuring Steven Spielberg, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Tim Schlattmann and Peter Leto.
Joining the science fiction show is Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who kept his answer simple about his reason for becominga cast member.
“Halle Berry,” said Morgan. “I mean the opportunity to work with her sort of tips the scales no matter how you look at it.”
And Berry gave a hint of what’s ahead.
“There’s a lot of sexual energy,” teased Halle about the next season. “We didn’t have that last year.”
[Image Via CBS/Under The Dome]