Katee Sackhoff has signed on for the lead role in a yet untitled pilot for ABC.
Sackhoff, best known as Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica
, will be working with producer Richard Hatem, who previously worked on the set of Supernatural
and Tru Calling
. In the pilot, Sackhoff plays a beautiful female detective who teams up with a disgraced former cop to solve crimes and, in the long run, uncover the conspiracy that led to the former cop's downfall.
Sackhoff, who currently stars as troubled CTU analyst Dana Walsh on 24
, was understood to have fielded multiple pilot offers before taking the crime drama, The Hollywood Reporter said
. It is also understood that her character's storyline on the Fox action series is expected to conclude in such a way that Sackhoff would be available for new pilots, even if 24
returns for a ninth season.
It's nice seeing Starbuck, err Dana, err Katee take on a series of her own, never mind that it's another cop series. What's your take?
(Image courtesy of Fox)