'Life Unexpected's' Britt Robertson Joins CBS' 'Under the Dome'

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Robertson, who stars in the CW's new supernatural series The Secret Circle, says she appreciates the buzz that comes with the show. "We're working with Kevin Williamson, who did The Vampire Diaries. It has a sort of cult following, and I think because of that, and since we are sort of its sister show, people are excited for The Secret Circle. I guess we're just hoping that we don't let people down."

Britt Robertson is going to Chester's Mill.

The former Life Unexpected star has joined the cast of CBS' summer drama based on the novel by Stephen King, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The series follows residents in the Chester's Mill community as they deal with the postapocalyptic conditions that ensue when a strange barrier mysteriously encapsulates the town.

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Robertson will play Angie, an attractive young waitress and aspiring nurse who has always dreamed of escaping Chester's Mill.

She joins a cast that so far includes CSI: New York's Natalie Martinez as Deputy Linda, a young, ambitious deputy who is fiercely loyal to Sheriff Duke Perkins and runs a tight ship in the town. Newcomer Alex Koch will play Junior Rennie, the son of the local politician and car dealer who is a smart and deeply disturbed college freshman who is desperately in love with Angie. Jake and the Never Land PiratesColin Ford rounds out the gang thus far as casting on the drama continues.

CBS Television Studios will produce the drama, which was picked up straight to series, in association with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television. Neal Baer (A Gifted Man, Law & Order: SVU), King, Justin FalveyDarryl FrankStacey Snider and comic scribe Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last ManLost) -- who penned the Under the Dome television adaptation -- will serve as executive producers. Director Niels Arden Oplev (Unforgettable, Sweden's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) will direct the first episode. 

In addition to starring on the CW's Life Unexpected, Robertson's credits include the network's short-lived witchy drama The Secret Circle and features Dan in Real Life and Scream 4. She's repped by Innovative and Jackoway Tyerman.

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