Pilot Scoop: Sharon Stone to Headline TNT's Buzzy Action-Drama Agent X

Sharon Stone Agent XSharon Stone‘s basic instinct is telling her the best material is on TV.

In what would mark her first full-time series gig in three decades, the Oscar-nominated actress has signed on to headline TNT’s action-drama pilot Agent X, TVLine has learned.

Penned by William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity), the project finds Stone playing America’s first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee. Initially apprehensive that her job will be ceremonial in nature, she soon learns that it comes with a Top Secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the aid of her Chief Steward and a secret operative designated “Agent X.”

Stone’s TV credits include the 2001 HBO movie If These Walls Could Talk 2, three episodes of ABC’s The Practice and guest stints on Will & GraceRoseanne and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Her only previous full-time series gig was Steven Bochco’s early-80s baseball dramedy Bay City Blues, which was axed after just four episodes.