‘Under The Dome’ Farewell Preview: Canceled Stephen King Adaptation Paved Way For Halle Berry’s Sci-Fi ‘Extant’ [Video]

Under the Dome, the TV show based on a Stephen King novel, will answer the mysteries of the Dome itself during the finale to Season 3. And while viewers are looking forward to getting the Dome inside secrets, many were disappointed to learn that the finale also will serve as the last show, because Under the Dome has been canceled, reported Science Fiction.

Although CBS’ Stephen King adaptation began with great ratings, the rise followed a fall, and that’s why Under the Dome will end on September 10. However, although it’s coming to a close, the network will share intriguing answers to the puzzles posed by the show during the finale. Will it follow the ending of King’s novel, or go off it on its own unique way? Stay tuned.

And as CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler pointed out, Under the Dome was significant by debuting in summer and leading the way for Extant and Zoo.

“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. 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. 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.”

Moreover, all three shows (Under the Dome, Extant, and Zoo) revealed the success that Amazon and Netflix deals can provide.

And for the latter two shows, the cancellation of the Stephen King adaptation could mean good news in terms of their odds of continuing, reported Entertainment Weekly.

As for that last episode of Under the Dome, CBS has revealed no hint that the network might try to sell the idea of continuing the series elsewhere. However, viewers can look forward to watching a final conflict among the residents that not all will survive.

Halle Berry, meanwhile, is hoping that her Extant does better than Under the Dome. Berry told Entertainment Tonight that she’s enjoying the changes on the sci-fi show, as does Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Morgan was honest about his reason for signing up for Extant.

“Halle Berry,” said Morgan. “I mean the opportunity to work with her sort of tips the scales no matter how you look at it.”

“There’s a lot of sexual energy,” revealed Halle. “We didn’t have that last year.”

[Image via CBS/Under The Dome]