The show is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, which is set in the sleepy town of Chester Mill, Maine. Without warning, the town is sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive dome, causing the townsfolk to abandon all social norms and fend for themselves in a post-apocalyptic setting. Mike Vogel's character Barbie is a mysterious Army veteran who is in town for a secret mission.
Teenage actor Colin Ford joined the cast last month, portraying the kid genius Joe, who learns that his parents are outside of this strange barrier. Aisha Hinds, Alexander Koch, Natalie Martinez, Jolene Purdy, Britt Robertson and Nicholas Strong also star.
Brian K. Vaughan wrote the adapted pilot script, with Niels Arden Oplev directing the Season 1 Premiere, slated to debut on CBS June 24.