During the Comic-Con panel for Under the Dome, showrunner Brian K. Vaughan warned that Season 1 “ends with a helluva a cliffhanger, so if we’re not lucky enough to get a ‘next season,’ you guys are just screwed.” Yikes. Well fortunately, that isn’t the case, as CBS today confirmed that it has picked up the show for another season.
We warned you recently that this might be the case, that the show that was marketed at least half-heartedly as a limited series might not actually be a limited series. But wait. American Horror Story is considered a limited series and a continuing series at the same time. And earlier in the panel Vaughan states that we’ll find out the answers about “all the people up here” – meaning ostensibly Mike Vogel (“Barbie”), Dean Norris (“Big Jim”) and Rachelle Lefevre (“Julia”) but that they’ll hold a few secrets about the dome.
So… kind of an anthology with different characters every season? I suppose we’ll find out. If you’d like to dissect the panel yourself, we are here to provide. The parts quoted above are from part 2 of the panel. We also have a clip from tonight’s new episode for your preview enjoyment:
Clip: Under the Dome – Comic-Con Panel Part 1
Clip: Under the Dome – Comic-Con Panel Part 2
Clip: Under the Dome – Episode 6 The Endless Thirst
We also told you about the very cool special edition package coming for the Season 1 Blu-ray; Neal Baer makes it sound even better – Easter eggs! Here are the details about all three formats for the release:
BLU-RAY™ DISC AND DVD RELEASE DATE OF CBS’ HIT SUMMER MINISERIES REVEALED EXCLUSIVELY AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON PANEL
UNDER THE DOME
DVD And Blu-Ray Collections To Be Released November 5
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The hit summer CBS miniseries UNDER THE DOME will be released on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD on November 5, it was announced today during the “Under The Dome” panel with cast and producers at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013.
UNDER THE DOME, from Amblin Television and based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name, premiered on CBS with an average 13.53 million viewers, making it the most watched summer drama premiere broadcast on any network since 1992 (CBS’s “2000 Malibu Road”).
The Blu-ray and DVD collections from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution arrive just in time for the holiday season and include all 13 episodes and never-before-seen special features.
Amazon will also offer a deluxe Blu-ray version in dome-shaped packaging, with special features exclusive to the release.
UNDER THE DOME centers on 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 about thedome, where it came from and if and when it will go away. The miniseries stars Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Aisha Hinds, Mike Vogel, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson and Alexander Koch.
It is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Brian K. Vaughan, Neal Baer, Stacey Snider, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank andJack Bender.
The UNDER THE DOME DVD and Blu-ray four-disc collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $65.99 US / $68.99 CAN and $76.99 US / $85.99 CAN, respectively. The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English Stereo Surround and English SDH and Latin American subtitles. The DVD is presented in 16×9 Full Frame with English 5.1 and English Stereo Surround and English SDH and Latin American subtitles.
CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels.
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for certain DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
Here’s the link again to preorder the special edition Blu-ray:
Under the Dome, starring Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Jolene Purdy, Aisha Hinds, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, and Nicholas Strong, airs Mondays at 10/9c on CBS.