Monday, June 10, 2013

TV News - 'Under the Dome,' 'The Leftovers,' 'Lost Angels,' 'Community' & 'Murder in the First'

        Monday, June 10 - The Following star Natalie Zea has booked a "continuing" role on the CBS' summer series Under the Dome. She will play Maxine, a woman who makes an alarming appearance in the ninth episode. Executive producer Neal Baer shared that, "If you think Jim Rennie [played by Dean Norris] is trouble, you haven't seen trouble yet."

Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd (Compliance), Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) and Amanda Warren (The Closer) have been cast on the HBO drama pilot The Leftovers starring Justin Theroux. Coon will play Nora Durst, a wife and mother who is suddenly neither after the Rapture. Dowd will play Patti Levin, leader of the local chapter of the Guilty Remnant, an organization that is somewhere between a cult and a movement. Eccleston will play Matt Jamison, former Reverend and current editor of his self-published tabloid. Warren will play Lucy Warburton, Mapleton's take-no-prisoners mayor.

Jeremy Luke has been cast in a major role on TNT's upcoming drama series Lost Angels. The series revolves around the turmoil surrounding the LAPD and the ruthless criminal activities led by gangster Mickey Cohen (Luke) in the 1940s.

Sony has confirmed that both Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna will return to NBC's Community for its upcoming fifth season as executive producers.

Tom Felton (the Harry Potter movie franchise) has joined the cast of the TNT drama pilot Murder in the First starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson. He will play Erich Blunt, the cocky, spectacularly wealthy CEO of Applicon, a tech genius.