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Natalie Abrams
April 23, 2015 AT 10:36 PM EDT

Eriq La Salle has joined the cast of Under the Dome for its third season, EW has learned.

The ER alum, who previously directed a season 2 episode, will play Hektor Martin, a ruthless CEO of the energy company run by Barbie’s father. La Salle will also direct the ninth episode of the coming season.

Best known as Dr. Peter Benton, La Salle’s recent credits include CSI: Cyber, Night Shift and Madam Secretary.

Under the Dome returns for its third season on Thursday, June 25 with a two-hour premiere.

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