Pilot Scoop: Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter to Star in USA Network's Stanistan

Jennifer Carpenter Stanistan

Debra Morgan is heading abroad.

Dexter vet Jennifer Carpenter has snagged a starring role in USA Network’s M*A*S*H-esque dramedy Stanistan, TVLine has learned.

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The project, penned by up-and-coming scribe Andy Parker, centers on the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists operate in a delicate balance of danger and silliness using every coping mechanism available.

Carpenter, who recently headlined the ill-fated ABC drama pilot Sea of Fire, will play Public Affairs Officer Marcie Post, the daughter of a well-respected diplomat and the newly appointed spin-master for all US Government activity in the country of Stanistan.