King will pen the first episode of that 13-episode arc.
“We’re excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester’s Mill, and are thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first one of next season,” said CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.
Drama has secured strong ratings for the Eye this summer, averaging just under 14 million viewers and a 3.5 in adults 18-49. Show has also shown significant lift in DVR playback and digital viewing options.
“Under the Dome” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association Amblin Television. Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the television adaptation, are executive producers.