NBC is stepping in to bring a longtime ABC star back to television. TheWrap.com reports that the Peacock Network bought a CIA drama project that reportedly will star and be executive produced by Katherine Heigl.
Heigl, who won an Emmy for the ABC drama series "Grey’s Anatomy" in 2007, has been keeping busy with film work since the "Grey’s" job ran out in 2010, but reportedly has been wanting to get back to a full-time TV role. The new project is about a CIA officer who briefs the president, TheWrap reports.
"The untitled drama, which has received a put-pilot commitment, will revolve around a maverick CIA officer to be played by Heigl. Tapped to become the president’s daily briefer, she is responsible for targeting America’s most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job," the story reports.
The script is set to be written by Alexi Hawley (“The Following,” “Castle,” “Body of Proof”). "Robert Simonds (‘License to Wed,’ ‘The Shaggy Dog’) is also executive producing, along with Hawley, Heigl’s mother and manager Nancy, Henry Crumpton, Rodney Faraon and Julia Franz," the report adds.
Said Heigl: “I have been passionate about, and enthralled by, this project from the moment Hank, Rodney and Bob brought it to me over a year ago. The story is not only compelling and intelligent but a look behind the curtain at the CIA we haven’t seen before in film or television."