NBC Picks Up Untitled CIA Drama Starring Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl is set to make her return to primetime TV - as a member of the CIA.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress, who departed ABC's medical drama GREY'S ANATOMY in 2010, is set to star in and executive produce an upcoming CIA drama for NBC. THE FOLLOWING's Alexi Hawley will write and produce alongside Heigl.
The project "revolves around a maverick CIA officer (Heigl) who was plucked from the field to become the president's daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America's most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job."
In a statement to THR, Heigle said: "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. I am thrilled and honored to have been asked to be a part of developing these stories and this character and bringing it all to life. NBC has been a true partner in their passion and support for the show that we've dreamed of making, and I could not be happier about joining forces with them. Together, with our brilliant writer Alexi Hawley, I believe we are going to make great television!"
An Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe-nominated actress, Heigl is best known for her starring roles in the feature films "The Ugly Truth," "27 Dresses" and "Knocked Up," as well as her portrayal of Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens in "Grey's Anatomy."