Under the Dome

The upcoming science fiction series, Under the Dome is getting more and more attractive. We delivered the update when showrunners hired Natalie Martinez and the new this week is that Britt Robertson now has the same distinction of winning a Stephen King-inspired role.

Natalie Martinez is the tough CSI:NY babe who will play Deputy Linda of Chester’s Mill. When we filled you in on that tidbit we also shared that actor Alex Koch would play Junior Rennie, the son of a local politician and car dealer. Funny how both professions are known for being slightly sleazy.

Rennie is described as being quite “disturbed” and obsessed with a town waitress who can’t wait to leave Chester’s Mill. Guess what. Britt Robertson, from today’s headline, has won the role of Angie, the attractive young waitress and aspiring nurse who Rennie is infatuated with. I can imagine things could get pretty intense for Angie if she can’t leave town and Rennie has got her in his sights. Deadline had the news.

Britt Robertson has a beefy resume for such a young actress. I know her best as Lux Cassidy, center of the now cancelled series Life Unexpected. She was also prominent in the TV movie, Jesse Stone: Night Passage and a mainstay over at Swingtown before snagging the high profile role of Cassie Blake in the CW’s The Secret Circle.

So what do you do when you wake up one morning and the entire small town where you live is encapsulated with an enormous transparent dome? You can’t escape and no one can come in. These are the circumstance highlighted in the upcoming 13-episode series based upon Stephen King’s novel baring the same name.

The series is set to film in North Carolina. Niels Arden Oplev will direct. The series will air on CBS. Amblin Television, a Steven Spielberg company, is the primary production company on the project which boasts executive producers Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stephen King, Stacey Snider and Brian K. Vaughan, who also adapted the novel for the small screen.