J’onn J’onzz’s lady love on Supergirl has found a new network to call home.
Instinct follows Dr. Dylan Reinhart (The Good Wife‘s Alan Cumming), a former CIA operative who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer. He is lured back into his old life when tenacious NYPD detective Lizzie Needham (Shameless‘ Bojana Novakovic) needs his help to stop a serial killer.
Leal will portray Lizzie’s friend, who has recently been promoted to their boss at the NYPD. She replaces Khandi Alexander (CSI: Miami), who played a different iteration of the character in the pilot.
The cast also includes Naveen Andrews (Lost) and Daniel Ings (Lovesick, The Crown).
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The pilot episode — based on a soon-to-be-published James Patterson novel — was penned by Michael Rauch (Royal Pains), who serves as an executive producer alongside Patterson and Alex Kurtzman (Sleepy Hollow, Hawaii Five-0).
Leal’s many TV credits include Grimm, Hellcats, Private Practice, Boston Public and Guiding Light.