On an entirely normal day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when, or if, it will go away.
CBS announced today that Under the Dome will be coming to an end after its current third season. The sci-fi drama, which is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, will soon conclude a successful run that saw it emerge as a breakout summer hit in 2013. While ratings did taper off each season, it remained as one TV's most-watched summer shows.
The series finale of Under the Dome will air on Thursday, September 10, with the network promising that the dome will come down and its mysterious origins will be revealed.