X-cellent Pilot News: Gillian Anderson Joins NBC Drama From Life Creator Rand Ravich

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gillian andersonGillian Anderson is once more embroiled in an international conspiracy.

The X-Files star has joined an untitled NBC drama pilot — which centers on some shady global dealings — from Life‘s Rand Ravich, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The project examines what happens when an unlikely puppeteer pulls Washington’s elite — including the President of the United States — into an international conspiracy. Ravich and Far Shariat will exec-produce.

666 Park Avenue‘s Rachael Taylor also has been cast as Susie Dunn, the FBI agent investigating the blackmail of some of Washington’s most powerful politicans. Anderson will play Susie’s sister Meg, a successful CEO estranged from her sibling thanks to the mutual secret they keep.

In the decade since The X-Files wrapped, Anderson has taken part in projects like Encore’s Moby Dick and the British TV series The Fall. She also has a three-episode arc on NBC’s upcoming Silence of the Lambs prequel series, Hannibal.



Comments (19)

  • Always good to know GA might be back on our TV sets – but there go my hopes that she’d be Moriarity to Sherlock Holmes on “Elementary.”

    Comment by Annie – February 25, 2013 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As Moriarty probably wouldn’t be a regular or even a major recurring, I don’t think it explicitly rules it out. :P

      Comment by DL – February 25, 2013 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought she joined the cast of Hannibal?

    Comment by Heather – February 25, 2013 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ahhh ignore me. Just reread the article.

      Comment by Heather – February 25, 2013 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fantastic news.

    Comment by ky – February 25, 2013 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yay!! Love her. Though, this doesn’t sound like the most interesting premise..

    Comment by mh – February 25, 2013 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please let this one stick although I admire rachael Taylor’s persistence in finding pilots. I mean she’s been in like 2 tv shows that unfortunately been canned. So I pray for her success.

    Comment by Pattybelle – February 25, 2013 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Third time’s the charm. Just ask Alex O’Loughlin. ;)

      Comment by DL – February 25, 2013 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to see GA back in a series. I hope the show is successful.

    Comment by tvdiva – February 25, 2013 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really like Rachael Taylor but she can’t seem to find a series that people want to watch. Hopefully that changes with this show.

    Comment by Jade – February 25, 2013 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not entirely true. Lots of people watch Grey’s Anatomy. But Charlie called, and she answered.

      Comment by Matt – February 25, 2013 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How will anyone believe these 2 ladies are sisters?!Anderson is like way older than Rachel.

    Comment by Shaun – February 25, 2013 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Is this sarcasm? Or having you only met siblings close in age?

      Comment by Giselle Alexandra – February 25, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 16 years is not that huge of a difference for siblings. There’s a 14 year range between the kids in my family. And Gillian is actually a lot older their real siblings.

      Comment by Nah – February 25, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I meant she’s older than her real siblings.

        Comment by Nah – February 25, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • **** this NEW X-FILES MOVIE NOW

    Comment by Adam Bramble – February 25, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ve got two words for you: Fat Chance.

      Comment by Bob – February 26, 2013 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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