Two More Cast Members Going ‘Under the Dome’ in Wilmington
Set to begin filming in Wilmington, North Carolina in February, the upcoming CBS adaptation of the Stephen King novel Under the Dome, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, has added two more cast members.
TV Line reports today that Natalie Martinez (Death Race, End of Watch, Broken City) has been cast as Linda, “a young, ambitious deputy who is fiercely loyal to Sheriff Duke Perkins, the man who runs a tight ship in the town of Chester’s Mill”. Martinez was most recently seen on the small screen in the CBS procedural NCSI: New York.
In addition, Alex Koch has been cast as Junior Rennie, the son of a local politician and car dealer, described as “a smart, secretly deeply disturbed college freshman who’s desperately in love with local waitress Angie”.
The 13-episode serialized drama based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, about a small town that is unexpectedly sealed off from rest of the world by a giant transparent dome, will be produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, premiering on Monday, June 24 at 10pm on CBS.
Production on the series begins in February in Wilmington, NC, at EUE/Screen Gems Studios, where much of Iron Man 3 was also filmed in 2012.
Niels Arden Oplev, the Swedish director of the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, will direct the pilot episode, while Brian K. Vaughan (Lost) will serve as showrunner with both King and Spielberg along as executive producers.
Colin Ford (We Bought a Zoo) is the first cast member announced. He will play Joe, “a teenager living in Chester’s Mill, a very smart kid who’s understandably freaked out when he discovers that the mysterious barrier covers the whole town — and both his parents are outside of it.”
Expect to see the first teaser trailer for Under the Dome to air on CBS during the network’s coverage of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 3.
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