WILMINGTON, N.C. — The fictional Maine town of Chester’s Mill is Under the Dome for a second season, and author Stephen King, on whose novel the popular show is based, has written the first episode for this summer’s run.
The CBS miniseries that led the ratings much of last summer returns for another 13 episodes beginning at 10 p.m. Monday, with King telling viewers that no one in Chester’s Mill is assured of making it through the season alive.
“It’s an interesting challenge” picking up a plot after other writers have taken it in new directions, King said. “I went back and looked at the last episode twice and I looked at the last scene about 15 times,” he said. “Here is where Joe and the other teenagers are outside the church. Here is Barbie on the scaffold with Big Jim and Junior. What is going to happen to these people?”