09/09/2013 03:11 pm ET

Katherine Heigl's TV Comeback: A CIA Drama At NBC


Katherine Heigl is heading back to the small screen. The former "Grey's Anatomy" star will helm a CIA drama pilot for NBC.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Heigl will play a CIA officer who goes from the field to becoming the president's daily briefer.

Alexi Hawley of "The Following" will write the series
. THR describes the series as "Scandal" meets "The West Wing."

"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, according to TVLine. "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!"

The project has been ordered as a put-pilot, meaning that if NBC doesn't air it, the network will have to pay a penalty. The untitled drama is targeted for a potential fall 2014 premiere.

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