“Under the Dome” will be back this summer with a brand new season—and dare we even say more drama than ever? The CBS series, based on Stephen King’s same-titled novel, will make its riveting return on Monday, June 30 at 10 p.m. EDT when the sci-fi thriller airs its anticipated Season 2 premiere.
“We’re really excited because [King] is bringing his usual twists and turns and shocking events,” Neal Baer, executive producer of the series, said during a sneak peek promo. We wonder what surprises he’s referring to. Hopefully it has something to do with the Season 1 finale that left us sitting on the edge of our seats. When we last saw the citizens of Chester’s Mill, they were watching Barbie get accessorized with a noose. Will fans of the show find out Barbie’s fate when episode 1, “Heads Will Roll” airs?
From watching the dramatic trailer we can conclude that Barbie’s life is still in jeopardy when the sophomore season begins. During his execution, conducted by the power-ridden Big Jim, something happens that causes the town’s people to drop to the floor. Or are the forced down to the floor?
“I think the Dome is trying to tell us something,” an officer says.
Throughout the rest of the trailer, we see eerie clips of citizens being dragged against their will. Not only are people being effected by telekinesis of a mystery entity but so are objects. The only person not seen to be effected by the unknown power is Big Jim. “Tell me what to do. Tell me!” he cries, kneeling next to the body of the young officer.
So, what is wreaking all the havoc in Chester’s Mill? According to Baer, “what’s outside comes inside” during Season 2 of “Under the Dome.” Perhaps he’s referring to the new characters introduced in the sophomore season according to International Business Times.
“Junior’s uncle, who’s been hiding out, might cause some problems for Barbie,” the producer revealed. “We have a young school teacher who is quite strong and forceful. She might cause heat for Big Jim.”
But with the addition of new characters comes some unpleasantries. According to the leaked trailer, two “Dome favorites” won’t survive the first episode.