UPDATE: As of Monday morning (this story was originally published very early Sunday), CBS has released an additional promo—one with actual footage! I've embedded it below.
Broadcast TV isn't exactly known for its high-quality summer programming. But that could change this year with the debut of CBS's Under the Dome, one of the most anticipated new shows of the season that's typically reserved for reruns and Big Brother. Set to premiere on Monday, June 24, the series is an adaption of the Stephen King novel of the same name, about a small town in Maine that's suddenly cut off from the rest of the world when a huge dome drops out of the sky, sealing everyone inside. It looks to be a pretty big departure from CBS's typical fare, in that it's a serialized sci-fi show with no procedural elements to speak of (at least as far as I knowl).
Though the network hasn't yet released any real footage, This chaotic new promo offers the first real sense of how the series begins, with a 911 dispatcher fielding calls from terrified citizens:
And this newer clip, which features cast and crew interviews and "look at us filming this thing!" shots interspersed with actual footage, offers a true first glimpse at the town and its residents (including Breaking Bad's Dean Norris, who's playing the series' villain).
While that first teaser does give off a bit of a FlashForward vibe thanks to the "panic in the face of unexplained phenomena" setup, I have to admit I'm still totally intrigued. How about you?
Under the Dome premieres Monday, June 24 at 10pm on CBS.