Mike Vogel has been tapped to star in CBS' Under the Dome, a drama based on Stephen King's 2009 novel, TVGuide.com has learned.
The serialized drama, which will be produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, is about a small New England town that becomes sealed off from the world by an oversized transparent dome. The show will follow the citizens' struggle to survive as they try to learn more about the dome and how to get rid of it. Vogel will play Barbie, an Army veteran who is in Chester's Mill on a mysterious mission.
Vogel, whose credits include Pan Am, Cloverfield and the upcoming A&E series Bates Motel, joins a cast that includes Britt Robertson, Natalie Martinez, Aisha Hinds, Alex Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong and Jolene Purdy.
In November, CBS granted a straight-to-series order of 13 episodes of the sci-fi series. Niels Arden Oplev, who directed the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will helm the first episode. King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Stacey Snider join Lost's Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the adaptation, as executive producers.
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