Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Sela Ward will co-star in the new CBS drama series “FBI,” from Dick Wolf. Deadline reports that Ward, a TV veteran whose work has included “Sisters” and “Once and Again,” will replace Connie Nielsen, who co-starred in the pilot.
Ward will play a new character who will be introduced in the second episode.
“‘FBI,’ a co-production between Universal Television and CBS TV Studios, chronicles the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” Deadline notes. “Nielsen played Ellen, the FBI Special Agent in Charge. There are no details yet on Ward’s character, Dana Mosier, but she is expected to be in a similar position as the team’s boss.”
Deadline adds: “‘FBI’ also stars Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto and Ebonée Noel. Craig Turk wrote the pilot episode and will serve as executive producer/showrunner.”
Ward won Primetime Emmys in 1994 for “Sisters” and in 2000 for “Once and Again,” along with a Golden Globe in 2001 for “Once and Again.”