klutzy_girl (klutzy_girl) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Under The Dome and Extant get premiere dates + more info

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Break out your calendars 'cause you've got a date with Halle Berry this summer.

The Oscar winner's highly anticipated new serialized drama Extant finally has a premiere date as CBS announced that it will debut on Wednesday, July 2. The Steven Spielberg-led series centers on Berry's character as an astronaut who attempts to readjust to life on Earth after a year-long mission,from which she returns (spoiler alert!) pregnant! (And bonus: The series could return next summer as well if it does well!)

Under the Dome: Stock up on your supplies now because we're going back under the dome on Monday, June 30. Oh, and there will be two major deaths in the premiere. "No one is safe in this town," executive producer Brian K. Vaughan teased in a short video giving reporters a glimpse of the new season, which will dive into the mystery of what the dome is trying to protect the town from.

Plus, we'll meet several new characters, including Junior's uncle, "who's been hiding out for reasons we find out," and a new teacher who will teach the drama's kids "how to arm and keep Chester's Mill running" and will probably be a rival for Dean Norris' character, Big Jim.

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CBS showed off a Season 2 teaser for "Under the Dome" at the 2014 TCA press tour panel on Wednesday (Jan. 15) and wow, is there some crazy stuff coming your way, "Dome" fans.

Book author Stephen King is writing the first episode of Season 2, which executive producer Bryan K. Vaughn says is going to be a huge asset.

"The second season is going to take us places the book never go to go, he's bringing his own twists and turns," says Vaughn. "Stephen King gave us ideas we've never imagined. What's outside [the dome] comes inside."

The second season is going to explore the major question that was introduced in the Season 1 finale: The dome is there to protect them, but protect them from what?

In doing so, the show will introduce a new character in the form of Junior's uncle, who has been hiding out for reasons that will be revealed eventually and who will "cause problems for Barbie." Isn't that the Rennie family motto?

Another new character will be a young schoolteacher who is "quite forceful" and who will cause some major heat for Big Jim Rennie (Dean Norris).

Speaking of heat for Big Jim, there was footage of him kissing Linda Esquivel (Natalie Martinez) in the teaser trailer, which ... ew. Maybe that's just a dream he's having? Please?

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Tags: halle berry, spoilers, television, television - cbs

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