CBS took a few seconds out of its Super Bowl advertising time to show off a 15-second clip teasing the upcoming summer drama Under the Dome, based on Stephen King/s 2009 novel. The spot, below, is essentially an animated version of the book's cover with the words "Say goodbye to the outside world" flashing across the screen.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan and developed by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, Under the Dome finds a small Maine town called Chester's Mill mysteriously enclosed within an unseen barrier. So far the cast includes Supernatural's Colin Ford as boy genius Joe, CSI: NY's Natalie Martinez as Deputy Linda Everett and newcomer Alex Koch as ticking time bomb Junior Rennie. Meanwhile, Jolene Purdy (Donnie Darko, Glee) has signed on to play Dodee Sanders, described by The Hollywood Reporter as, "a brilliant, eccentric engineer at the local radio station who uses her skills to make contact with the world outside the dome." Meanwhile, Nashville's Nicholas Strong will play Phil a DJ with a dark secret. Finally, THR also reported that Britt Robertson (Scream 4, The Secret Circle) is playing waitress Angie who has always wanted to leave Chester's Mill.
Under the Dome premieres Monday, June 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.