Dean Norris will play auto dealer and city councilman Big Jim in Stephen King adaptation
“Breaking Bad” star Dean Norris has lined up another job as the hit AMC drug drama begins to wind down to its conclusion.
Norris, who plays DEA agent Hank Schrader on “Breaking Bad,” has joined the cast of CBS’s “Under the Dome,” an adaptation of the Stephen King book of the same name.
The series, which has received a 13-episode order, focuses on the small Maine town of Chester’s Mill, which finds itself placed under a giant dome. Norris will play Big Jim, a used-car dealer and councilman of the town.
On Wednesday, the series — which premieres on CBS June 24 — cast “Pan Am” actor Mike Vogel as Barbie, an Army vet who’s in town on a mysterious mission.
In other CBS casting news, Jason Isaacs, who starred in the short-lived NBC drama “Awake,” has been cast as the lead in the network’s pilot “Surgeon General.” Isaacs will play the surgeon general of the United States in the pilot, which comes from “Lie to Me” creator Samuel Baum.