Archie Panjabi Cast Fox Drama Pilot College Sexual Assault

The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi to Star in Fox's College Sex-Assault Pilot

A Good Wife alum has lined up a very good role this pilot season.

Emmy winner Archie Panjabi has signed on to star in Fox’s untitled drama pilot about a sexual assault on a college campus, our sister site Deadline is reporting. Panjabi will play Jourdan Price, an Olivia Pope-like crisis management consultant brought in when a female student at a prestigious university accuses several of the school’s football players of sexually assaulting her.

Panjabi joins Austin Stowell (Public Morals) in the cast, who plays Matt Kincaid, the junior counsel charged with defending the university in court after the female student’s accusation explodes into an all-out scandal for the school. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) will pen the pilot, with This Is Us executive producers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra slated to direct.

In 2015, Panjabi wrapped up a six-season run (in controversial fashion) as private investigator Kalinda Sharma on CBS’ The Good Wife, winning an Emmy in 2010 for the role. Since then, she has guest-starred on Fox’s cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and currently costars as an NSA division head on the sophomore season of NBC’s Blindspot.

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9 Comments
  1. Alyse says:

    I guess this means she’s the death that’s happening on the next episode, 16, of blindspot then.

  2. KP says:

    Love Archie will definitely watch if it gets picked up

  3. Jason says:

    Makes me more doubtful that her character survives the attack at the end of the last episode of Blindspot.

  4. Karen says:

    Just watch Sweet/Vicious instead.

  5. Ange says:

    Makes sense since the status of the Blindspot is up in the air.

  6. fiberlicious says:

    I’ll be very happy to see her again.

  7. Laura says:

    This DOES remind of Sweet/Vicious on MTV…. Which was really good too.

  8. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    I still think she is owed an apology by Margulies for her unprofessional behavior the last three seasons of The Good Wife. If you don’t get along, fine, deal with it behind the scenes, but be a professional on screen and suck it up. It was disgusting the way Panjabi was treated on the show. Margulies can rot in hell.