Update: 16th Jan Thanks to Christian for the following.
Mackenzie Lintz' mom has confirmed that Mackenzie (Norrie on 'Under the Dome') has been made a series regular in S02, and is not a recurring guest character any more.
Here is some info on the trailer that was shown at the TCA Presentation. As soon as CBS release it we'll be sure to post.
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?
Here is the full press release.
"Under the Dome" Returns Monday, June 30, 10:00 PM With the Premiere Episode Written by Stephen King
"Extant," Starring Academy Award Winner Halle Berry, Premieres Wednesday,
July 2, 9:00 PM
CBS today announced premiere dates for its two scripted summer event series—UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT, both produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television.
UNDER THE DOME returns for its sophomore season on Monday, June 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The premiere episode will be written by Stephen King, whose bestselling novel the series is based on. UNDER THE DOME was last summer's #1 program, averaging 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, ranking as the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years.
UNDER THE DOME tells 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 to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.
EXTANT, starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, premieres Wednesday, July 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
EXTANT is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan are executive producers.
EXTANT is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers. Halle Berry will serve as co-executive producer. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.
Under the Dome's second season will intro Junior's uncle and a young school teacher. Two characters will die in premiere #TCA14— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) January 15, 2014
UNDER THE DOME begins S2 on Monday, June 30— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe) January 15, 2014