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Abigail Spencer in Time

Rectify's Abigail Spencer to Star in NBC's Time Travel Drama Pilot From Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan

Abigail Spencer is making Time for one of pilot season’s hottest properties.

The Rectify actress has landed the female lead in NBC’s time travel-themed sci-fi drama from The Shield‘s Shawn Ryan and Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Time follows an unlikely trio who travel through (wait for it… ) time to battle a brilliant criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.

Spencer, who is heading into the fourth and final season of Rectify, will play Lucy Preston, a brilliant, sharp and warm history professor who gets whisked away by the government for the aforementioned top-secret mission.

Ryan and Kripke will pen the script and serve as exec producers alongside The Blacklist‘s John David and John Fox, and Marney Hochman (Last Resort).