Morena Baccarin Joins NBC Legal Pilot — What Does This Mean For Gotham?

Morena Baccarin NBC Legal Pilot

Morena Baccarin has found a part that’s even more complicated than being Jim Gordon’s ex.

The Gotham star has signed on to star in and executive-produce a legal pilot for NBC, our sister site Deadline reports. In the project, she’ll play a former cop who’s now a powerful attorney who defends — wait for it — New York City police officers. (Think The Good Wife meets The Wire.)

The potential series is produced by Tony Krantz (Felicity), Ken Sanzel (Numb3rs) and ITV Studios America. Sanzel will write the pilot.

But what about Baccarin’s current series-regular gig, as Gotham‘s Dr. Leslie “Lee” Thompkins? Per Deadline, the actress has no plans to leave the Fox series; if the legal pilot gets picked up, she’ll continue on Gotham in a recurring capacity.

In October, the actress landed a guest-starring role in Showtime’s comedic anthology pilot Mating, from executive producer Jason Katims (Parenthood).

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