Natalie Martinez will be spending another summer under the dome…
CBS has renewed Under the Dome, which stars the 29-year-old Cuban American actress, for a second-season.
The sci-fi horror series, ian adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name, will return next summer.
King will write Season 2′s opening episode.
“This is the way television should be,” CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves said.
He touted the blueprint the network followed with the series, which could be done on a lower summer license fee thanks to strong international sales and a deal with Amazon, which aired the episodes four days after their CBS premiere.
“It’s been a great new model,” said Moonves.
Under The Dome, originally developed at CBS’ sibling Showtime, has been a strong ratings performer.
After a big premiere, which soared to a 4.6 rating in 18-49 and 17.8 million total viewers in Live+7, it kept steady. Its ratings have been on a growth path for the last two weeks, most recently drawing 2.7/8 and 11.4 million in the fast nationals last week.
Martinez portrays Deputy Linda Esquivel, a loyal and ambitious sheriff’s deputy, on the series. It tells the story of the residents of the town of Chester’s Mill, who suddenly find themselves cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious, impenetrable (but semipermeable) barrier that surrounds the town.