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Deadline reports that Sarah Shahi will guest star in a multi-episode story arc on the CBS drama series PERSON OF INTEREST. The actress will portray 'Shaw' described as, "a fearless, sexy and witty operative in a secret paramilitary organization that tracks and eliminates terrorists before they can act."
Jonathan Nolan, the series creator/executive producer commented, "if James Bond and Sarah Connor had a kid, Shaw would kick its ass." Shahi will first appear in the February 21 episode titled Relevance, which Nolan will helm.
About PERSON OF INTEREST:
Person of Interest stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy and Emmy Award-nominated Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed-dead former CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese's special training in covert operations appeals to Finch, a software genius who invented a program, aka "The Machine," that can identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Tapping into ubiquitous surveillance feeds throughout the city, the two work outside of the law, combining Reese's black ops skills with Finch's technological prowess and unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the person of interest, and stop the crime before it happens. Reese's actions draw the attention of the NYPD, including by-the-book homicide detective Carter. After initially pursuing Reese as a criminal, Carter now shares in his pursuit of justice. Also working with Reese and Finch is Detective Fusco, a dirty cop who began as Reese's unwilling pawn, but now views their missions as a chance at personal redemption. With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything.