According to CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler:
“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.”
Keeping fans of King’s novel happy is one thing, but the sustained interest of casual viewers may be the next obstacle the series faces. So far, the show has had a mixed response from critics and vocal fans alike, with some warming to the pilot, only to be disappointed following a dip in the quality of storytelling shortly thereafter. Things picked up slightly with last week’s dome-centric ‘Blue on Blue,’ but those watching the series are likely to remain skeptical until the series manages to deliver improved episodes on a continued basis.
Under the Dome airs Monday nights @10pm on CBS.