CBS is going to make a summer series out of Stephen King's "Under The Dome". It is a good book with a lot happening. Luckily it is available in e-book to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome.
It has a huge cast, but I will focus on the main ones and a few minor ones.
Dale "Barbie" Barbara
Former military, current drifter who is leaving town with a bad taste in his mouth. He is trapped under the dome and witnesses some bad stuff that sets off the action. I like Thomas Jane. I have chosen him for other roles and think he is underutilized. He is smart, sexy and you can buy him as a former military guy.
I think Maura Tierney would be perfect for Julia. She is scrappy and smart. I can see her as the owner and writer of a small town paper.
James "Big Jim" Rennie
From the first appearance of Big Jim the only actor I could imagine was John Goodman. He is bigger than life. He can be charming and evil at the same time. There is a scene in a bunker I can totally see John Goodman killing!
Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame. This character is a thug and a sociopath and the son of a powerful man that has kept him down all his life. I think this kid can pull it off.
Eric "Rusty" Everett
Rusty has to be a ginger, or his nickname doesn't make sense. He is almost a doctor, a devoted father and husband. Kevin McKidd has the doctor thing covered. He can play smart and I can see him as a hero type.
Yvonne Strahovski can hold a gun. As a small town deputy, she needs to be strong, yet vulnerable. She is a mother of two young girls. After this season on Dexter, (I never watched Chuck) I can see her going all mama bear on the bad guys.
Michael Hitchcock is Andy Sanders. He is a selectman who is pretty much a puppet until he is tipped over the edge by the incidents that set off the dome. He goes a little bonkers. I can see him falling apart under Big Jim.
Phil "The Chef" Bushey
He's a little old for Chef, but can't you see John Benjamin Hickey mixing up a big batch of crystal meth?
Of course the amazing corgi hero Horace should be played by my amazing corgi Stevie. He will work for treats.
There are a lot of other characters. Too many to name. Who do you think should play the other characters?