“Under the Dome” has been renewed for a second season. The summer drama will return next year with another 13 episodes.
The show is an adaptation of a Stephen King novel with the same name. The story centers around the residents of a small town who find that they have been cut off from the outside world due to an impenetrable barrier that covers their town. Chaos ensues while a small group of people try to maintain a sense of order.
“We’re excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester’s Mill, and are thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first one of next season,” CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said in a statement.
“Under the Dome” received a big following after their series premiere on June 24 at 10pm. They received a 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic. It received 13.1 million viewers overall, making it the biggest launch for a drama in the past year.