Under the Dome is 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 about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away.
They are all trapped inside.
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Did You Know?
This was the first collaboration between Steven Spielberg
and Stephen King
, but not the firsts time their paths have crossed. Spielberg was introduced to his first wife, Amy Irving
, by Brian De Palma
, who directed her in Carrie
(1976). Spielberg visited the set of The Shining
(1980), used cast member Philip Stone
in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(1984), and parodied The Shining in Jurassic Park
(1993). Spielberg used to frequently cast Richard Dreyfuss
, who later appeared in Stand by Me
(1986), which also featured River Phoenix
and Bradley Gregg
, who appeared in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
(1989). Catch Me If You Can
(2002) reunited Christopher Walken
and Martin Sheen
from The Dead Zone
(1983), and The Green Mile
(1999) reunited Tom Hanks
and Barry Pepper
from Saving Private Ryan
(1998). King was also considered to write some of the scripts for Amazing Stories
(1985). See more
Dale 'Barbie' Barbara
[Opening narration, season 2
Two weeks ago, an invisible dome crashed down on Chester's Mill, cutting us off from the rest of the world. Why the dome is here or what mysteries lie ahead, we still don't know. Every day it tests our limits, bringing out the best and the worst in us. Some say we'll be stuck here forever, but we will never stop fighting to find a way out.