Comic-Con: UNDER THE DOME Cast and Producer Tease Julia and Barbie’s Relationship Troubles, Escaping the Dome, and the Difficulty of Sticking to the Show’s Timeline

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The cast of CBS’s highest rated summer drama, Under the Dome, made their appearance Thursday morning in Ballroom 20 to talk about the upcoming episodes of the show’s second season.  Following the panel, I had a chance to participate in a round table interview with the cast:  Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, and Eddie Cahill as well as executive producer Neal Baer, where they discussed what’s to be expected in Chester’s Mill for the remainder of Season 2.

During the interviews, Baer and Vogel teased the possibility of escaping the dome and Lefevre told us what is happening with Julia’s status as the monarch.  The cast also discussed the difficulty of keeping up with the show’s timeline and remaining true to character.  Hit the jump for more.

UNDER THE DOME Series Creator Brian K. Vaughan Exits to Return to Graphic Novel Roots

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The residents of Chester’s Mill may still be trapped Under the Dome in season two, but creator Brian K. Vaughan has managed to escape.  That news is a bit surprising given that Vaughan was originally handpicked by Steven Spielberg to adapt Stephen King’s novel for the show back when it was being set up for Showtime; when CBS picked it up, Neal Baer came on board as showrunner.  Vaughan’s decision to exit is reported as being an amicable one, with his reasons being to spend more time with his family and to focus on his passion for graphic novels.  Under the Dome fans need not worry about continuity however, as he went through the second season’s arc with Baer before departing.  (Via THR)

Executive Producer Neal Baer Talks UNDER THE DOME Season 2, Character Deaths, the Dome’s New Powers, Stephen King, and More

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Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, the CBS drama series Under the Dome tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent Dome.  When Season 2 picks up on June 30th, it’s been two weeks since the Dome descended upon the sleepy town of Chester’s Mill, where the inhabitants are still struggling to survive with resources running low and strange things continuing to happen.  As post-apocalyptic conditions intensify, the residents must work together to protect their uncertain future, never knowing whose allegiance they should and can trust.

During a recent panel for the show’s summer return, executive producer Neal Baer talked about what viewers can expect from Season 2, that Season 1 was the season of secrets while Season 2 is the season of transformation, more characters will be meeting their death, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be gone from the show, that they’ll be dealing with the practical aspects of limited supplies, the Dome’s new capabilities, new characters, how long they think they can expand this universe, that Stephen King wrote the first episode back and has shot a cameo, and tying in transmedia aspects to the show.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Comic-Con: UNDER THE DOME Panel Recap; Cast and Producers Talk Bringing the Stephen King Novel To Life, Possible Hookups, and More

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Sundays at Comic-Con tend to be the slowest of all four days, with the event coming to an end at an earlier time (5pm), most of the attendees choose to walk the floor and make their last-minute purchases before heading home.  Regardless, fans still have plenty to see, and even with popular hit TV shows dominating the monstrous Hall H, CBS’ newest sci-fi drama, Under the Dome, was still able to find its place amongst attendees.  Producers Brian K. Vaughan and Neal Baer, accompanied by stars Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, and Mike Vogel, hit the Comic-Con stage to discuss the current season, provide insight into the characters, and tease what’s coming up in future episodes.  Hit the jump for highlights from the panel.

Neal Baer and Brian K. Vaughan Talk UNDER THE DOME, How Much Will Be Resolved by Season’s End, How Dark the Show Will Become, and More

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Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, the CBS drama series Under the Dome is about the small town of Chester’s Mill, which is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent and indestructible dome.  Separated from friends and loved ones, and with resources dwindling, the residents will have to learn how to get along and survive.  Produced in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, the show stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy and Aisha Hinds.

During this recent interview to promote the show’s premiere, executive producers Neal Baer (who is also the showrunner) and Brian K. Vaughan (who is also one of the writers) talked about how the show became what it is now, using the source material as inspiration, how much of an arc will be resolved by the end of the season, why they wanted Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) for the role of Big Jim Rennie, how Natalie Zea (Justified, The Following) will come into the story, later in the season, just how graphic and dark the show will get, exploring political themes, and whether Stephen King might make one of his famous cameo appearances.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Executive Producers Neal Baer and Brian K. Vaughan Talk UNDER THE DOME, Working with Stephen King, Differences from the Novel, and More

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Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, the CBS drama series Under the Dome is about the small town of Chester’s Mill, which is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent dome.  Produced in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, the show stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy and Aisha Hinds.

Collider was invited, along with a number of other outlets, to preview the pilot episode and chat with executive producers Neal Baer and Brian K. Vaughan.  With some cool effects, interesting twists and intriguing ideas, it’s definitely a show worth tuning into when it premieres on June 24th.  During the Q&A, the two talked about what it’s like to have Stephen King and Steven Spielberg’s involvement with the show, how different the end will be from the novel, that so far each episode is the equivalent of one day, how viewers will get some answers by the end of the 13-episode first season, that there will be character deaths, and how there will continue to be some cool effects throughout the season.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

UNDER THE DOME Adaptation Moves to CBS for Summer 2013 Debut; Brian K. Vaughan Will Produce

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The television adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Under the Dome has undergone a bit of a tune-up.  The series was originally being developed by comic book/TV writer Brian K. Vaughan (Lost) for Showtime with Steven Spielberg onboard as a producer, but now it appears that the TV adaptation will be moving to CBS.  For those unfamiliar, the supernatural thriller pits local folks against each other when they discover that their vacation town in Maine has been cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious force field.  Hit the jump for more on the CBS iteration of the series. 

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