[TV] This “Under The Dome” Super Bowl Teaser Barely Hits The Surface

Under the Dome

Being the network airing the Super Bowl has its perks. For instance, you can run ads for your own shows for free (I’m assuming). Even better? Since you’re not spending much money airing them you don’t really have to worry about competing with 4 million dollar commercials to get the bang for your buck. You can just air a 16 second animated recreation of a hardback cover! Such is the case with “Under The Dome”, CBS’ 13-episode summer series from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King. Britt Robertson, Natalie Martinez, Colin Ford, Alex Koch, Jolene Purdy and Nicholas Strong star.

They also launched their official website, which is pretty cool as you can see what your own house looks like Under The Dome. If it works for you, that is. I typed in my Mom’s address and it put a dome down around a store a few blocks away.

Based on King’s bestselling novel, “On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away.

“Under The Dome” starts on Monday, June 24 and will air in the Monday 10 PM slot. Head inside for the teaser!

 
  • http://www.facebook.com/zach.caylor Zach Caylor

    Yes. All of the yes.

  • Zombie-Killa

    Saw this as I was watching the game, and I couldn’t contain my “meh” reaction.

    Sorry, but after Bag Of Bones, I don’t have too much faith in Stephen King TV series adaptions. And now I’m reminded of the travesty known as The Langoliers (TV special, not the book). Ugh, what a steaming pile of shit.

    • GhettoWerewolf

      The Langoliers is the epitome of horrible adaptations; but, concerning Under the Dome, I have to admit that I’m going to stay optimistic.

      • Zombie-Killa

        Like an idiot I just bought The Langoliers special on DVD without watching it first. I was too young when it originally aired, and I didn’t read the book until I was in my mid teens. It was so awful, and the HORRENDOUS CGI for The Langoliers just made everything worse.

        • GhettoWerewolf

          Oh man, I feel for you. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to read the story first, and then see the movie on t.v. I have no doubt that if I had seen it in a store somewhere before having actually seen it, I most likely would have blindly bought it expecting a decent film only to be sadly disappointed. And don’t get me started on that CGI lol…it’s to the point where it’s beyond laughable and just becomes sad.

  • Venom-man4

    I Like the story I just hope it can be done in a good way on TV.

  • anezka

    If they can reproduce half of the feeling of the book in the adaptation, it’s gonna be an amazing TV Series.