Sarah Shahi is entering a new reality at NBC.
The Person of Interest vet will star in the network’s drama thriller pilot Reverie, about a former detective (Shahi) who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual-reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences, our sister site Deadline reports.
The project — written by Mickey Fisher (Extant) — marks a return to NBC for Shahi, who recurred on Chicago Fire during its early seasons and co-starred in the series Life. Her other TV credits include Fairly Legal, The L Word and, most recently, a guest arc on Pitch.
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* Fox and Queen Latifah (Star) are developing the drama project The Scroll, which reimagines some of the Bible’s most popular stories through a group of friends and colleagues who represent modern-day versions of the text’s most notable characters, per Deadline.
* Elizabeth Gillies (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll) has nabbed a central role in The CW’s potential Dynasty reboot, playing billionaire Blake Carrington’s daughter Fallon, our sister site Variety reports.
* Dan Byrd (Cougar Town) has joined the cast of ABC’s drama pilot Doomsday, about a secret think-tank tasked with dreaming up man-made disaster scenarios and their possible solutions in the aftermath of Sept. 11, per The Hollywood Reporter.
* Jack Cutmore-Scott (Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life) will headline ABC’s drama pilot Deception, Deadline reports. The potential series follows a superstar magician (Cutmore-Scott) who, after his career is ruined by scandal, has only one place to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence — the FBI.
* Marlee Matlin (Switched at Birth) will guest-star on The Magicians as the boss of a site called Fuzzbeat, EW.com reports. Matlin’s episode airs March 29.
* Showtime has made the Season 2 premiere of Billions (airing Sunday, Feb. 19) available early via YouTube, SHO.com and SVOD platforms.