The CBS drama, adapted from the novel by Stephen King, will launch on Channel Five at Monday 19th August at 10pm. It will follow the launch of the Summer edition of Celebrity Big Brother; the ‘civilian series’ will end several days before the celebrity series launches.
Under the Dome has been a big hit for CBS with ratings topping 13 million viewers – it’s the biggest Summer series for several years. Unsurprisingly CBS has ordered a second series to air in the Summer of 2014 as well as a new sci-fi series Extant.
The series stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Britt Robertson and Aisha Hinds. It will sit alongside other American imports that air on Channel 5 such as Once Upon A Time, CSI and NCIS.