[UPDATED] See the Latest Teaser for CBS's Under the Dome, Now With Actual Footage!


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.

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I'll be watching this. Being the curious fantasy\sci-fi lover that I am, of course. :)
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OK, I'll be away the 24th (21-27), so I'll miss the 1st episode. Yeah right. That's why God created OnDemand. heh
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Liked the book but like so many Stephen King endings, it was kind of weak when you find out how and why the dome got there.
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TOTALLY READY for this. They said it will be a 13 week event - does that mean it's a mini series with no chance of a 2nd season or not?
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There should`nt be a second season its a mini series I believe.
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Very odd that CBS is doing this since the book is not PG-13. It would make a great cable show or mini-series or a movie, not a watered-down CB drama. But I guess the book is long enough to take out all the adult parts and still have an interesting story...maybe.
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The cast looks great. Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Britt Robertson,.... I like all of them.
For a suspense, thriller type deal it just looks too bright and colourful to me.
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hmm...I have to say my first thought is that my DVR is going to look curious in the summer, like barely anything until Burn Notice comes back but first two things recording at once on Mondays at 10 (Teen Wolf and this).
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Well let's have a look then! I always have a look... in accounts of being a sci-fi junkie LOL!
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Forgot to add that CBS seems to be talking small chances with sci-fi lately... with POI and all!
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*SPOILER*
Britt plays Angie. In the book she dies before the dome even comes down and spends the rest of the book as a corpse being played with by the majors son. I'm really hope that they changed the story so she can have a living part.
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Britt Robertson nuff said :) can't wait!!!! TSC I will always love you xoxo
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Is there a more stupid question than :where did it come from? What difference would be if its from Vega or Beltegeuse at this point.Otherwise, ehy not? This can be either very cool or really really stupid. So we hope for the best and wait to see the pilot.
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You had me at "Stephen King".
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This looks so cool
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The premise seems completely outlandish but, although I haven't read the book, I trust Stephen King to create an awesome story so I will definitely be watching.
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Wasn't this part of the "plot" of the Simpson's movie?
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Will give it a go, good to see Cassie clip-clopping around again.
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TSC 4ever :)
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I'm totally intrigued too. :)
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Well, that was over-dramatic.
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simpsons did it!
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Why isn't it June yet??
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Can't believe how much good tv is on the air now a days can't wait till June.
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Well that was disappointing. I read they'd debut a new trailer today that is not a trailer. Still excited for it though.
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I've read the book and I can't wait for the series!
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I read the book and loved it so I'm curious to see what they did with it
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Very intrigued. Also, a TSCer lives again, so of course I'm there.
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TSC 4ever :)
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Oh look, there's even a barn. Now it's even MORE like that one episode of Haven.....
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Well, they're both based on material by Stephen King, and he does have a tendency to tie his various works together. However, this book came out in 2009. That episode of Haven was after that. So, it's more like that one episode of Haven as like this story. Oh, and stop being so critical of things you don't seem to know much about.
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Well, Haven (also based on SK story) was making a reference to under the dome in that episode...
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Finally another show - after the boss "Person of Interest" - on CBS i can watch.
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I feel you about CBS in general, but "The Good Wife" is also worthy fare. But everything else in the drama department is definitely off for them. Except that this looks good.
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looks like I finally have something to watch on CBS
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Looks really cool!
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I can't wait for this! Absolutely loved the book and was excited by the prospect of a TV series. To be honest, I thought the whole thing would disappear after a few months so I'm glad it's actually been made and going to air!
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Wow, they mentioned the plane collision. I thought they would leave that out for sure.
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I am SO freaking excited. Loved the book! Cannot wait!
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