Sophia Bush Lands Talent, Development Deal at 20th Century Fox!

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Sophia Bush may have left Chicago P.D. behind, but that's not to say she's disappearing off TV screens entirely. 

Sophia Bush Attends Event

It was just five months ago the beloved actress announced her departure from the NBC series, and it appears she did so to have more creative control over the projects she stars in. 

The 35-year-old has signed a holding and development deal with 20th Century Fox Television. The studio confirmed the news on Thursday. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bush had multiple offers but ultimately chose to go with Fox. The deal will find the star starring in an upcoming pilot for the studio. 

Sophia Bush

Also, she will develop and executive produce projects for the studio. 

"Now more than ever, vital female voices need to be heard. I’m thrilled to begin developing content that inspires and excites me at 20th Century Fox TV,” said Bush.

Bush's breakout role came way back in 2003 when she landed the role of Brooke Davis on WB/The CW's One Tree Hill

Fans connected with Brooke's brutal honesty and Bush went on to star in all nine seasons of the show before it came to an end in 2012. 

Sophia Bush on Chicago Fire

Sophia's talent was not limited to in front of the camera during her stint on the series. She directed three episodes over the years. 

The star then went on to Chicago P.D. and was an instant hit with fans for her riveting portrayal of Erin Lindsay. 

"We’ve been great admirers of Sophia for years and after meeting, we knew we wanted to be in business with her," said Fox TV Group exec VP casting Sharon Klein.

Detective Erin Lindsay - Chicago PD

"She’s smart, she’s passionate and she brings great ideas and energy to the table. This deal is about developing with her as well as casting her into a comedy or drama this pilot season. She’s a giant TV star and we’re thrilled to have her exclusively at FTG.”

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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