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Wilmington goes back ‘Under the Dome’ as season two production starts

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As of today, Wilmington is back “Under the Dome,” as production has begun on the series’ second season.

Under The DomeAuthor Stephen King, whose novel is the basis for the CBS series, marked the occasion yesterday on his Twitter account, tweeting: “The 2nd season of UNDER THE DOME starts production tomorrow. I’m pretty stoked.”

King, who serves as an executive producer on the show, is returning to write the season’s first episode, as he did with the pilot that kicked off the series.

Filmed over several months last year in locations that included Burgaw and Southport, “Under the Dome” proved a high ratings draw for CBS last summer, prompting the network to announce the show would return this summer with a similar slate of 13 episodes.

Production for those episodes started today, and filming is set to return to Burgaw and Southport, among other locations in and around the Port City.

Related story: ‘Under the Dome’ picked up for second season

The series stars an ensemble cast, including Dean Norris of “Breaking Bad” fame, and Natalie Martinez, who has also been cast in the pilot for the likewise locally filmed “Secrets & Lies,” an ABC pilot that started production last week. (Related story)

Recent additions to the “Under the Dome” cast for season two include Sherry Stringfield, of “ER” fame, 18-year-old newcomer Grace Victoria Cox, “CSI:NY” star Eddie Cahill and “Misfits” star Karla Crome.

Last year, the City of Wilmington marked the end of production for the first season with a declaration of “Dome Day” and presented King with a ceremonial key to the city. The celebrations coincided with a red carpet premiere held at Thalian Hall.

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7 Responses to Wilmington goes back ‘Under the Dome’ as season two production starts

  1. Gillian Timms Reply

    March 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Why is the series nothing like the book?

    • Brad Igar Reply

      March 3, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Probably best , the book was good until about the last 75 pages.

  2. heaven Reply

    March 3, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    it is like the book a little different but its still like the book

  3. barbara Reply

    March 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    when will it start to air again

  4. Jamie Reply

    March 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    A lot of things that work well in a novel don’t necessarily work so well on screen. I also read that some plot elements were altered to make the story longer than the several days or so over which the events of the book play out. Look at it like this: you get a neat adaptation of a pretty good book, with new surprises thrown in. You might think you know what happens, but…do you REALLY?

  5. Tom Reply

    March 6, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Wilmington? That’s where parts of “Maximum Overdrive” was filmed. He must like that city. Can’t wait for more Dome (even if it does stray a little from the book).

  6. Sheila Reply

    December 12, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    When does Under the Dome start again?

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