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Fire and brimstone: ‘Dome’ cast fills church pews in Southport filming

It was a day of fire and funeral in Chester’s Mill.
Nearly every member of the main cast of the CBS science fiction drama “Under the Dome” appeared in Southport Monday for all-day work on the second episode of season two.
For the second time this month, filming centered around Trinity United Methodist Church and East Nash Street.
Production crews began the morning by simulating fire and smoke, burning a pile of various wooden objects in the middle of East Nash Street in front of the post office. Those scenes featured “Big Jim” Rennie, played by Dean Norris, and new cast member Eddie Cahill, who plays his brother-in-law Sam.
Fellow main cast members Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong and Mackenzie Lintz joined newcomer Karla Crome for afternoon work both inside and outside Trinity.
There, the cast and crew, along with 100 extras, staged elaborate funeral scenes involving a hearse, while townspeople walked into “Holy Redeemer Church”. Four extras, who served as pallbearers, placed a pine box in the hearse.
Earlier, interior scenes of the funeral were shot.
The production already has announced that two popular characters of the show will meet their bitter end during the first episode of the second season, written by source novelist Stephen King.
In cast news, it was announced this week that Dwight Yoakam had joined the cast for a role this season.
Yoakam, 57, has successfully balanced his music career with acting, starring in “Panic Room” and “Sling Blade”.
Yoakam will play Lyle Chumley, who runs Chester Mills’ barber shop, the Two Scissors. According to TV Guide, Chumley has a lengthy and complicated history with “Big Jim”.
Chumley was once romantically involved with Big Jim’s wife, Pauline, who passed away. To complicate events even further, Chumley has a connection to the dome, and could be the person who knows the answers to its origin, the magazine report states.
In February, it was announced that Sherry Stringfield, who starred in “ER”, had signed on to play Pauline Rennie in the series.


New Season 2 Teasers

A couple of new teasers popped up on YouTube for Season 2 of CBS’s popular summer series “Under the Dome,” and if you don’t mind a few French subtitles, feel free to check them out right here! “Under the Dome” returns on Monday, June 30th.

“Under the Dome” stars Mike Vogel (Barbie), Colin Ford (Joe), Alexander Koch (Junior), Rachelle Lefevre (Julia), Natalie Martinez (Linda), Dean Norris (Big Jim), Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie), and Britt Robertson (Angie).

Season 2 newcomers announced thus far include Sherry Stringfield, Eddie Cahill, Grace Victoria Cox, and Karla Crome.

Dwight Yoakam joins season 2

Dwight Yoakam is going Under the Dome.

In fact, his character has been there the entire time! In season two of CBS’ summer breakout drama, the actor-musician will play Lyle Chumley, who runs the Chester’s Mill’s barbershop. We’re told Chumley “has a complicated history with Big Jim — having once been romantically linked with his dead wife, Pauline. Lyle also has a mysterious connection to the Dome, and very well may know the answer to its origins.”

Yoakam will appear in multiple episodes as a recurring guest star in season 2, which gets underway June 30. The Grammy-winning Kentucky native has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and appeared in more than 35 films, including Panic RoomSling Blade and Red Rock West (a terrific noir film if you haven’t seen it). On the small screen, he last had an arc on FX’s Wilfred last year.


See the First Preview of Under the Dome Season 2

Production is currently under way on Season 2 of CBS’s “Under the Dome,” and today the first preview has arrived, which teases new mysteries and characters on the show.

“Under the Dome” stars Mike Vogel (Barbie), Colin Ford (Joe), Alexander Koch (Junior), Rachelle Lefevre (Julia), Natalie Martinez (Linda), Dean Norris (Big Jim), Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie), and Britt Robertson (Angie).

Season 2 newcomers announced thus far include Sherry Stringfield, Eddie Cahill, Grace Victoria Cox, and Karla Crome.

“Under the Dome” returns on Monday, June 30th, and plans to kill off two “favorites” in its Stephen King-penned Season 2 premiere.

Under the Dome: Season 2 Preview di dreadcentral


Season 2 News: Premiere Date Announced

“Under the Dome” Returns Monday, June 30, 10:00 PM With the Premiere Episode Written by Stephen King

CBS today announced a premiere date for its summer event series—UNDER THE DOME, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

UNDER THE DOME returns for its sophomore season on Monday, June 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).  The premiere episode will be written by Stephen King, whose bestselling novel the series is based on. UNDER THE DOME was last summer’s #1 program, averaging 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, ranking as the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years.

UNDER THE DOME tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome.  The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.

UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television.  Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan are executive producers.


‘Under The Dome’ Season 2 Begins Production With Stephen King On First Episode

The popular show Under the Dome is back in production for their second season and author Stephen King, whose novel is the basis for the CBS series, marked the occasion yesterday on his Twitter account, tweeting:

“The 2nd season of UNDER THE DOME starts production tomorrow. I’m pretty stoked.”

King, who serves as an executive producer on the show, is returning to write the season’s first episode, as he did with the pilot that kicked off the series.

Filming begins in Wilmington, but has locations around the state to bring 13 new episodes to life.

The show may return as early as June and producer Brian K. Vaughan was quoted as saying “No one is safe” Under the Dome.

CSI: NY alum Eddie Cahill and British actress Karla Crome have been cast to join Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight saga), Natalie Martinez (CSI: NY), Alexander Koch, Britt Robertson, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz and Aisha Hinds.


‘Under the Dome’ Adds Newcomer for Season 2

Grace Victoria Cox has booked her first Hollywood gig on the Steven Spielberg-produced series.

Under the Dome is continuing to bulk up its cast.

Newcomer Grace Victoria Cox is the latest addition to the second season of CBS’ summer drama, which is executive produced by Steven SpielbergThe Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The casting marks Cox’s first screen credit.

The 18-year-old Cox will recur as the lithe, mysterious, beautiful and almost regal Melanie, who catches the eye of Joe (Colin Ford). Poised and ethereal, Melanie is from the right side of the tracks and is a clear contrast to Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz).

Under the Dome recently added CSI: NY star Eddie Cahill and Misfits alum Karla Crome as new series regulars for the upcoming season.

The additions come as Under the Dome is poised tokill off two “favorites” when it returns with its Stephen King-penned season-two premiere on June 30.

Cox is repped by Progressive Artists Agency.


Keck’s Exclusives: Under the Dome Deaths

CBS recently teased that two characters will die on Under the Dome‘s season premiere this summer.

I pushed executive producer Neal Baer to narrow down the likely hit list to these six: Sheriff Linda (Natalie Martinez), moody Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz), Norrie’s mom Carolyn (Aisha Hinds), DJ Phil Bushey (Nicholas Strong), slacker kid Ben (John Elvis) and resident hoarder Andrea (Dale Raoul).

“The dome giveth, and the dome taketh away,” says Baer, who went quiet when asked if the dome’s dead may eventually make a return.


Season 2: Is Natalie Martinez being killed off?

Death is happening “Under the Dome,” fans. Is Linda Esquivel one of the victims?

At the 2014 TCA winter press tour presentation by CBS, a sizzle reel was shown for Season 2 of the popular summer drama, with executive producers teasing that two fan-favorite characters will be killed off in the premiere episode. “No one is safe in this town,” says EP Neal Baer.

Deadline is reporting that actressNatalie Martinez, who plays Sheriff Esquivel on “Dome,” has joined ABC drama “Secrets & Lies,” which stars Ryan Phillippe as a man who finds the body of a young boy and becomes the prime suspect in his murder. Martinez is cast as Jess, the child’s mother.

Does this mean that it’s curtains for Esquivel?

Deadline mentions that “Secrets & Lies” has a series penalty, which means if the pilot doesn’t get made and aired on TV, the network will owe a rather hefty sum to the producer/writer. Some series penalties even include a fine if the network doesn’t order a show to series.

This means “Secrets & Lies” has a better chance than the average pilot to make it to air, and Martinez can’t star on two shows, even if they both shoot in Wilmington, N.C.

Since the dome isn’t disappearing any time soon, the only way to remove Esquivel is to kill her off, so right now, it doesn’t look good for the town sheriff — though perhaps she isn’t killed in the premiere. Her death could certainly happen later in the season.

Either way, the sizzle reel for Season 2 showed her kissing Big Jim Rennie (Dean Norris), so maybe it’s better this way.

“Under the Dome” returns Monday, June 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.


CSI: NY alum Eddie Cahill joins season 2

It just got a little more crowded under the dome.

EW has learned that CSI: NY alum Eddie Cahill has just joined season 2 of CBS’s summer drama Under the Dome as a series regular. Cahill will play a character named Sam, a former EMT and brother-in-law to notoriously difficult Big Jim (Dean Norris). Per a casting description, the character will also form a “deep connection” with Rachelle Lefevre’s Julia.

The show has also added Karla Crome, a former series regular on British science fiction dramedy Misfits. She will play Rebecca, a smart and tough school teacher who is also a former army brat. This is Crome’s first big role stateside.

Under the Dome, based on the Stephen King novel, returns for its second season June 30.