Production crews for the CBS series “Under the Dome” return to Southport today and Thursday to a familiar location: the site of where filming on the project first began.
Shooting was to commence at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Ocean Trail Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on Fodale Avenue, where shots of ambulances and other vehicles will drive “sick people” to a clinic. The two days of work will comprise the fourth episode of 13 planned for the show, set to air June 24. Filming has been ongoing in Southport, Wilmington and Burgaw since February 28.
Intermittent closures of Fodale at Cape Harbour Drive were expected to continue into the evening. Set designers had transformed Ocean Trail into the make-believe town of Chester’s Mill, Maine’s hospital back in February using sign props for a scene. That initial work included an appearance by author and executive producer Stephen King, who surveyed the scene.
All-day shooting Thursday will occur at three locations: Ocean Trail, the 100 block of North Atlantic Avenue and a residence in the 100 block of East Bay Street. Night filming at that final location will partially occur outside, where crews constructed a bunker door in the side yard of the property back in February.
The International Longshoremen’s Association and parking spaces along East Bay Street will be used for parking the equipment and catering trucks.