Scoop: Rachelle Lefevre Joins Under the Dome

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rachelleRachelle Lefevre (A Gifted Man, Off the Map) is making her way Under the Dome, CBS’ anticipated summer series based on Stephen King’s 2009 novel.

The 13-episode drama takes place in the New England community of Chester’s Mill, which inexplicably finds itself trapped beneath a massive, transparent barrier. Chaos soon breaks out.

Lefevre plays an investigative reporter living in the leafy town.

The actress joins an ever-growing cast that includes Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris, Pan Am‘s Mike VogelTrue Blood‘s Aisha Hinds, Life Unexpected‘s Britt RobertsonCSI: NY‘s Natalie MartinezSupernatural‘s Colin FordJolene Purdy (Gigantic) and Nicholas Strong (Nashville).

Neal Baer will serve as an exec producer alongside Steven Spielberg and Lost‘s Jack Bender.

Comments (13)

  • Cool, I love Rachelle! It’ll be great to see her on TV again.

    Comment by JeffDJ – February 19, 2013 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Couldn’t agree more. Loved her on Gifted.

      Comment by Steve Kruse – February 20, 2013 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loving the casting for this show. She’s wonderful.

    Comment by Elysa – February 19, 2013 08:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Holy hell the casting for this show!

    Comment by Jason – February 19, 2013 09:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Woohoo !

    Comment by Roger Canada – February 20, 2013 03:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So “The Simpsons Movie” the series?

    Comment by Fred – February 20, 2013 04:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great cast! Can’t wait to see it!

    Comment by Lisa – February 20, 2013 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Rachelle Lefevre, but I was really worried they were going to cast Julia young. In the book, she’s supposed to be more than ten years older than Mike Vogel’s character, but I think the actors are just a year apart. The book is amazing, and it’s so character-dependent that it kind of stinks to see CBS producers tinker with it (or more likely decide that there’s no way an actress in her 40s could be enough of a draw to play a leading lady).

    Comment by ec – February 20, 2013 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, they’ve changed the characters so much (at least based off the casting blurbs) that I’m worried about it. I literally finished the book yesterday, and having read casting blurbs for weeks now, I see a LOT of differences. X(

      Comment by DoctorWhoFanatic! – February 20, 2013 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sooo looking forward to this!

    Comment by Ana – February 20, 2013 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rachelle is wonderful – great to see her back on series TV ! :)

    Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – February 20, 2013 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sorry but what is the appeal of this actress? She is blah, and delivers lines boringly and hasn’t got the chops to take on something of Stephen King’s – PASS!!!!

    Comment by Belle – February 21, 2013 06:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so glad thatABC has nothing to do with the series. They would dump it after 3 episodes for a replacement Please run all 13 episodes.

    Comment by Jack Darley – March 17, 2013 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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