Scoop: NBC Snags Katherine Heigl CIA Drama

Katherine Heigl New TV ShowKatherine Heigl‘s TV comeback has found a home.

NBC has acquired rights to a potential CIA-themed drama series produced by and starring the Grey’s Anatomy alum, TVLine has learned.

The untitled project, to be written by Alexi Hawley (The Following), finds Heigl playing a key CIA analyst whose job it is to debrief and strategize with the president on the most pressing global and national matters.  She balances this incredibly high stakes job and trusted relationship with her complicated personal life.

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Rodney Faraon, who has debriefed several U.S. presidents, will serve as an EP on the project.

“The story is not only compelling and intelligent but a look behind the curtain at the CIA we haven’t seen before in film or television,” Heigl said in a statement. “I am thrilled and honored to have been asked to be a part of developing these stories and this character and bringing it all to life. NBC has been a true partner in their passion and support for the show that we’ve dreamed of making and I could not be happier about joining forces with them. Together, with our brilliant writer Alexi Hawley, I believe we are going to make great television!”