And that’s all, folks! On Tuesday is was announced that the hit CBS series “Under the Dome,” based on Stephen King’s same-named best selling novel, will be concluding its supernatural storyline after the show’s wild, three-season stint.
“Two years ago, ‘Under the Dome’ broke new ground in the summer and became an instant hit on CBS, as well as with viewers around the world,” Nina Tassler, chair of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. “'Dome’s' event storytelling and multiplatform business model paved the way for more original summer programming with the successful rollouts of ‘Extant’ and ‘Zoo.’ We’re excited to present the final chapter in Chester’s Mill as the story comes full circle, with the dome coming down as dramatically as it went up.”
The Season 3 finale, which has since evolved into the show’s series finale, will air on Thursday, Sept. 10. And according to reports, the final episode of the science-fiction series will be full of deadly drama.
“In the series finale, when the Dome comes down, many questions about its origin and power will be answered,” the series finale synopsis teases, adding that some of Chester's Mill beloved townies “won’t survive” when “two groups of residents engage in one final conflict.”
Since it was revealed that “Under the Dome” would not be renewed for a fourth season, the cast of the CBS drama has reached out to their fans on Twitter regarding the show’s cancellation.
“Acting is perpetual unemployment sprinkled in with moments of work. I cannot thank you [enough] for allowed us into your homes the last 3 years,” Mike Vogel, who portrayed Barbie, tweeted. “I will miss my cast. I will miss joking with all of you, but now, it’s on to something new and exciting. Whatever that is…”
Now, to figure how on God's green earth to change my profile..... On last time #UnderTheDome
— Mike Vogel (@Mike_Vogel) September 1, 2015
Rachelle Lefevre, who portrayed Julia on the series, shared a similar, heartfelt statement. “I have been so blessed to have spent three seasons with the best cast & crew any actor could ask for,” she captioned a photo on Instagram. “I’ve never laughed more on a job in my life! Thank you for so much joy! Thank you to our amazing fans – your loyalty & support means the world to us.”
When “Under the Dome” first premiered in 2013, the series drew in a whopping 13. 5 million total viewers, according to TVLine. However, audience numbers steadily dropped as the drama continued. While Season 2 drew in nearly 7.2 million weekly viewers, the third season of “Under the Dome” averaged around 4.6 million.
Are you sad to see “Under the Dome” canceled? Sound off in the comments section below and don’t forget to tune into the show’s series finale on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 10 p.m. EDT on CBS.