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Stephen King To Make Cameo Appearance In ‘Under The Dome’


Photo credit:  CBS Television Studios

Photo credit: CBS Television Studios

The second season of the CBS hit series “Under the Dome” is scheduled to premiere on June 30. While fans of the show are excited that they will finally get to see what happens to all of the interesting characters who inhabit Chester’s Mill, they will also get an added bonus this season. Neal Baer, the executive producer of the series, has officially confirmed that along with writing the first episode of the season, legendary writer Stephen King will also make a cameo appearance in the episode. The series is based on a novel of the same name by King. This season will move past King’s novel in terms of the storyline. Baer said that King agreeing to write the season’s premiere episode is his way of certifying the production.

Photo credit:  CBS Television Studios

Photo credit: CBS Television Studios

“Under the Dome” was the highest rated new drama of last season. Its ratings even topped those of “The Blacklist” starring James Spader on NBC. A trailer for the new season revealed that two characters from the first season will die in the first episode of season two. In addition to that, new characters will be introduced. One of these new characters is Junior’s uncle, who has been hiding out and might cause some problems for Barbie. A school teacher is also introduced who becomes a thorn in the side of Big Jim.

The dome becomes magnetized in the new season, creating a pending ecological disaster. This sets in motion many strange events that are reminiscent of plagues written about in the Bible. Underneath all of this is a message that the dome is trying to tell the citizens of Chester’s Mill. But will they learn what that message is in time to save themselves?

Baer also revealed that the new season will include a character that is created using computer animation. This character will be able to communicate with the various characters that are inside the dome. He also hinted at the possibility of someone getting inside the dome and someone escaping at some point in the new season. Baer wrapped up by saying that King has read every script for the second season and has given his blessing on all of them.