Is Natalie Zea ready to turn the tables…?
After being victimized for much of The Following‘s freshman run, the actress is heading Under the Dome with a “continuing” role on CBS’ summer series, where it appears she will rouse some rabble and stir some pots.
Executive producer Neal Baer tells TV Guide Magazine that Zea, whose TV credits also of course include Justified, will play Maxine, “a woman who makes an alarming appearance” in Episode 9.
“If you think Jim Rennie” — one of the tale’s antagonists, played by Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris — “is trouble, you haven’t seen trouble yet,” Baer teases.
Based on the Stephen King novel about a community that is suddenly and mysteriously closed off from the rest of the world by a transparent membrane*, Under the Dome is set to premiere Monday, June 24. Filming wraps later this summer, long before Fox’s The Following starts up production on Season 2 (to again premiere midseason).
* The Simpsons Movie jokes have been made for almost seven months now, folks. Do better.