Under The Dome Ends In Season 3: Stephen King Talks TV Vs Book As Halle Berry’s ‘Extant’ Boosts Survival Odds [Video]

Under The Dome earned praise when it first began. But although viewers were thrilled to have CBS offer an original scripted series in the summer, the excitement and ratings faded, and now CBS has revealed that Under The Dome will end with Season 3, reported Variety.

When Under The Dome debuted in June 2013, it earned the biggest debut of a drama during the summer in many years. But with fans gradually becoming turned off enough to switch to a different channel, the highs of the premiere went to the lows that signaled death for the series.

Compare these figures: Under the Dome scored an average of 2.7 rating in the coveted adult age range of 18-49, with 11.2 million viewers during Season One. Then, during the second season the show slipped, until its current 1.0 average in that same range, with 4.9 million viewers.

When to watch the Dome make its farewell: September 10 marks the finale show not just of the third season but of Stephen King’s adaptation as well.

What to anticipate: Watch Under The Dome‘s mysteries be solved amid more conflict during that finale, reported MSN.

CBS gave some hints.

“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….in the series finale, when the Dome comes down, many questions about its origin and power will be answered, as two groups of residents engage in one final conflict that some won’t survive.”

You can see all the past shows on Amazon, where it’s offered via unlimited streaming on the site’s Prime Video.

On his Web site, Stephen King mused about Under The Dome in terms of his novel versus the TV version.

“If you loved the book when you first read it, it’s still there for your perusal. But that doesn’t mean the TV series is bad, because it’s not,” defended King.

Stephen pointed out that some plot differences between the book and the TV series were required to maintain the Dome for so long.

“Some have been occasioned by their plan to keep the Dome in place over Chester’s Mill for months instead of little more than a week, as is the case in the book. Other story modifications are slotting into place because the writers have completely re-imagined the source of the Dome,” clarified King.

And now, as Stephen King and Under The Dome lovers mourn the death of the Dome, for those who love Halle Berry and her sci-fi drama Extant, the odds that the actress’ starring role will continue are higher with the cancellation of Under The Dome.

Berry is enthusiastic about the future of Extant, reported the Los Angeles Times.

Now in its second season, Halle is co-starring with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and she’s looking forward to the sexual tension that arises between the two, revealed the actress.

“I love going to work and playing a character that excites me. I love working with great people,” said Berry.

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