Auditions for new CBS series ‘Under The Dome’ from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King

CBS Series Under The Dome Auditions Casting Calls

“Under The Dome” will be a 13 episode Summer television series.
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Dreamworks Television and Amblin Television are in pre-production on a new science-fiction drama television series titled “Under The Dome” based on the novel by Steven King published in November 2009. Casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are conducting auditions for the show’s series regulars and recurring roles. Shooting will take place in Wilmington, NC beginning in March, 2013. All stand-ins for the series principal actors and all background performers will be cast in Wilmington. “Under The Dome” is scheduled to premier on Monday June 24, 2013 at 10pm on CBS.

The series is set in the not too distant future and centers on residents in the small town of Chester’s Mill, Maine who find themselves cut off from the world by a mysterious barrier that surrounds the town. Big Jim Rennie is the ruthless town councilman, who’s son Junior is holding local waitress Angie against her will thinking he is protecting her. Joe is Angie’s brother who meets Army veteran Barbie, a man on an enigmatic mission in town. Deputy Linda Everett is engaged to a firefighter who is stuck on the outside of the dome. Phil Bushey and Dodee Wheeler run the local radio station, and hear a terrifying intangible voice on a rogue frequency. The sound cuts out and they then hear a military frequency about a potentially dangerous plan being considered by military forces outside the dome.

Starring in “Under The Dome” is Young Artist Awards nominee Britt Robertson as the waitress and medical center volunteer Angie McClatchey; three-time Young Artist Awards winner Colin Ford as Angie’s Brother Joe; newcomer Alexander Koch is playing Big Jim’s smart but deeply disturbed son Junior Rennie; model and actress Natalie Martinez has been cast as Deputy Linda Everett; Nicholas Srong portrays the local radio station DJ Phil Bushey, an indie rock fan who’s a charismatic figure with a dark secret; and Jolene Purdy plays Dodee Wheeler, the brainy radio engineer at the station.

Directing the premier episode is Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev from an adapted teleplay written by Primetime Emmy nominee Brian K. Vaughan. Oplev gained critical acclaim internationally for directing the Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” in 2009. He recently served as producer and director on the CBS series “Unforgettable”. Vaughan wrote the script based on a science fiction novel by Stephen King, who attempted to write twice in the late 1970s and early 1980s, under the titles “The Cannibals” and “Under the Dome”. They were two very different attempts to utilize the same idea, and the new “Under the Dome” novel utilizes only the first chapter from the original material.

Seven-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Neal Baer is serving as executive producer and showrunner. Three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg is executive producing for Amblin Entertainment. Also executive producing for DreamWorks Television is co-president and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Justin Falvey, Primetime Emmy Award winner and co-president Darryl Frank, and CEO Stacey Snider. In addition to writing the script, Brian K. Vaughan will also executive produce.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of North Carolina and in the United States.

The 2013 North Carolina Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in North Carolina and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• North Carolina Child Performer Labor Law Information
• North Carolina Youth Employment Certificate Instructions
• North Carolina Youth Approval To Work Late Hours Form
• North Carolina Minor Intention To Employ Form
• North Carolina Dept. of Labor Rules and Regulations Relative to Employment of Children under 16 Years of Age.
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• Links for Child Labor Information

In addition to the following North Carolina Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• North Carolina Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Extras Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Talent Agents List
• North Carolina Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• North Carolina Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Mass Printing Photo Labs
• Miscellaneous North Carolina Resources
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• General Talent Agent Information
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guide

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Sharon Bialy
Sherry Thomas
5535 Balboa Blvd.
Suite 210
Encino, CA 91316

New York:

Amy Herzig
Katherina Eggman
51 W. 52nd Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10019


Fincannon & Associates
1560 Point Harbor Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

Extras Casting


Vanessa Neimeyer
2202 Plaza Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
[email protected]

Crew Members


Experienced television crew members in the Wilmington, NC area can email resumes to: [email protected]


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Under The Dome
Production Office
1223 N. 23rd Street
Hub C
Wilmington, NC 28405

Dreamworks Television
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Amblin Television
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 5121
Universal City, CA 91608

CBS Television Studios
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604

Eye Productions, Inc.
524 West 57th Street
8th floor
New York, NY 10019

Executive Producers:

Steven Spielberg
Neal Baer
Brian K. Vaughan
Justin Falvey
Darryl Frank
Stacey Snider


Niels Arden Oplev


Britt Robertson – Angie McClatchey
Colin Ford – Joe McClatchey
Natalie Martinez – Deputy Linda Everett
Alexander Koch – Junior Rennie
Jolene Purdy – Dodee Wheeler
Nicholas Srong – Phil Bushey


On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when – or if – it will go away. Dale Barbara (To Be Cast), Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens – town newspaper owner Julia Shumway (To Be Cast), a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie (To Be Cast), a politician who will stop at nothing – even murder – to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.