CBS's upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling novel UNDER THE DOME has just found its leading lady. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that TWILIGHT actress Rachelle Lefevre has just signed on to the network's sci-fi drama in the role of Julia, 'an investigative reporter who just moved from Chicago to Chester's Mill with her husband, a doctor at the town's medical center. She's the editor of the town's local paper and is intrigued after learning of multiple deliveries of propane gas to a nearby warehouse. She's baffled by the appearance of the strange dome but more concerned with the whereabouts of her mysteriously missing husband'.
Lefevre joins the previously announced Mike Vogel (Cloverfield, Open Graves, "Bates Motel"), Dean Norris ("Breaking Bad"), Jolene Purdy (“Glee”, Donnie Darko), Nicholas Strong, Britt Robertson ("The Secret Circle"), Aisha Hinds ("True Blood"), Natalie Martinez ("CSI: NY," Death Race 2008), Colin Ford ("Supernatural"), and Alex Koch.
"UNDER THE DOME" is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.
The 13-episode series starts on Monday, June 24 and will air in the Monday 10 PM slot on CBS.