It’s finally here. CBS’ adaptation of Stephen King’s Under the Dome is officially underway and has started production. With that, we got our very first beind-the-scenes look at the set — showing off Big Jim Rennie’s car dealership.
Played by Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris, Big Jim is a successful owner of a used car dealership who also serves as a town council member and he’s one evil bastard.
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 to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.
Under the Dome is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, and Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the television adaptation, serve as executive producers. Acclaimed director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) directed the first episode.