Today's News: Our Take - Secret Circle's Britt Robertson Cast in CBS' Under the Dome

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Britt Robertson has been cast in CBS' Under the Dome, a drama based on Stephen King's 2009 novel, TVGuide.com has learned.

The serialized drama, which will be produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, is about a small New England town that becomes sealed off from the world by an oversized transparent dome. The show will follow the citizens' survival as they try to learn more about the dome and how to get rid of it.

CBS orders Stephen King's Under the Dome

The Secret Circleand Life Unexpected alum will play Angie, an attractive young waitress and aspiring nurse who's always dreamed of escaping the town.

In November, CBS granted a straight-to-season order of 13 episodes of the sci-fi series. Niels Arden Oplev, who directed the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will helm the first episode. King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Stacey Snider join Lost's Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the adaptation, as executive producers.

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