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Smallville Alum Allison Mack Gets Pulled Into NBC's American Odyssey

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Smallville alum Allison Mack has booked a “super”-compelling arc on the upcoming NBC drama American Odyssey.

Premiering Sunday, April 5 at 10/9c, the Traffic-like thriller stars Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) as Sergeant Odelle Ballard, an American soldier who, in the midst of a SEAL Team Six-like takedown of an Al Qaeda leader, stumbles across enormously volatile intel. Soon afterwards, private military contractors arrive to take out Odelle’s entire unit, though she miraculously, secretly survives.

As the rumor that Sgt. Ballard is alive starts spreading — yet is dismissed as “propaganda” by nefarious members of the military brass — corporate litigator Peter Decker (Nurse Jackie‘s Peter Facinelli) and activist Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson, The Carrie Diaries) get pulled into the deadly conspiracy.

Mack’s role in all of this? TVLine has learned exclusively that she will play Julia, an intelligent and empathetic stranger who befriends Odelle’s daughter Suzanne in a bookstore — though all is perhaps not as it seems….

Since wrapping her run as Smallville‘s Chloe “The Original Felicity” Sullivan, Mack has recurred on FX’s Wilfred and guested on Fox’s The Following. Her American Odyssey arc begins with Episode 7.