NBC Acquires Rights to Katherine Heigl CIA Drama

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Move over, Carrie Matheson.

Katherine Heigl is headed to the CIA.

As previously announced, the former Grey's Anatomy star is looking to break back into television - and sources now confirm that NBC has acquired the rights to an untitled drama that will feature Heigl as an agency analyst tasked with debriefing and strategizing alongside the President himself on various matters of national security.

Alexi Hawley will write the pilot, while Rodney Faraon will serve as Executive Producer.

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“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. “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!”

Look for the drama to be a part of the NBC schedule in 2014-2015.

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