Sharon Stone to Play Female Veep in TNT's Newly Greenlit Agent X

Selina Meyer, she isn’t.

TNT has greenlit the action-drama Agent X, headlined by Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) — who’ll play America’s first female vice president — and Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire).

Stone’s role is Natalie Maccabee, a second-in-command who initially worries that her job will be ceremonial in nature. She soon learns that it comes with a top-secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis.

Helping the veep in this duty is her Chief Steward (Gerald McRaney, LongmireHouse of Cards) and a secret operative designated “Agent X” (Hephner).

William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity) penned the pilot. Stone also will serve as an executive producer.

The series is slated to launch in the second half of 2015 with 10 episodes.