It begins! With a straight-to-series order and more recently, the premiere date set for CBS' small-screen adaptation of Stephen King's Under the Dome, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before we heard some casting news on the project. The first piece has arrived, as it's been reported that Colin Ford has joined the drama, playing one of the people trapped inside the titular dome.
King's novel centers on a New England town that becomes encased in an invisible, impenetrable dome, blocking anyone from getting in or out. The residents have to figure out how to function within this mysterious dome with whatever resources they have.
The series, which is set to air this summer on CBS, comes from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, with Neil Baer serving as showrunner and Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) directing the first episode. Deadline reports that Colin Ford has joined the series, playing the role of Joe, a teen who lives in Chester's Mill and is rattled by the realization that he's inside the dome and his parents aren't.
Ford's recent credits include We Bought a Zoo, as well as appearances in freshman dramas The Mob Doctor and Revolution. He's also voiced various roles in Family Guy and the lead in Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and appeared in the role of young Sam Winchester in Supernatural in numerous episodes. So he's no stranger to acting or to TV. If anything, it sounds like he's due for a regular role.
As we reported this weekend, Under the Dome begins its 13-episode season on Monday, June 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS.
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