Indira Varma Will Be Thinking Inside the Box

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ABC's pilot Inside the Box has reportedly cast another leading role, tapping British actress Indira Varma for the Washington-set newsroom drama.

Varma will play a hard-working producer at a network news bureau in the show, which is coming to the network later this year from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and writer Richard E. Robbins, a former ABC News producer.

It's her third regular role on U.S. TV, following HBO's Rome and CBS' short-lived 3 Lbs.

Indira Varma

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Varma's character, Catherine, is "fast-talking, whip-smart and wound a little too tight." In the pilot, she will get passed over for a promotion she believes she deserves.

The show's cast also includes Jason George (Eli Stone), Kim Raver (Lipstick Jungle), Lloyd Owen (Viva Laughlin), Martin Henderson (The Ring), Sarah Drew (Everwood) and Jennifer Finnigan (Close to Home).

Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice veteran Mark Tinker will direct the pilot.

Varma's other TV credits include guest roles on Torchwood and the London episode of Bones earlier this season, as well as the CBS miniseries Comanche Moon.

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