An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.
They are all trapped inside.
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Did You Know?
The series is based on Stephen King
's novel "Under the Dome". In his afterword, King says he first started the novel with 75 pages in 1976, then set it aside until 2007-2009. See more
[Opening narration, season 1
Chester's Mill is a place like any other. At least, it used to be until we were cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious dome. Invisible, indestructible, and completely inescapable. We're trapped. We don't know where it came from or why it's here, but now that we're all trapped under the dome together, none of our secrets are safe.
Referenced in Talking Bad: Ozymandias