Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' gets premiere date, cast member

Courtesy Deadline
CBS’s small-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 2009 bestseller Under the Dome not only got its airdate, but also its first cast member.

Supernatural’s Colin Ford (who played young Sam Winchester) will star in the Steven Spielberg-produced series that will air this June 24 and run for 13 episodes. Ford also made an appearance on NBC’s Revolution so he’s no stranger to being a part of post-apocalyptic scenarios.

According to Deadline.com, "Ford 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."

The first episode of the series will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and written by Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Y: The Last Man).

Will you be watching Under the Dome? Did you read the book? Will Spielberg do the bestseller justice?

-Larissa Mrykalo