Ana Ortiz Books ABC Pilot: Get All the Details!

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ABC's Whiskey Cavalier pilot may already be our new favorite show ... and it is yet to shoot a single scene. 

The reason? It has a cast that boasts some of the best actors around, and it's just getting better. 

Ana Ortiz Attends Event

Former Ugly Betty and Devious Maids star Ana Ortiz is the latest addition to the cast

She will take on the role of Susan Sampson, an FBI agent who is recognized as the top behavioral scientist. 

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Ana's most recent series regular role was on Lifetime's Devious Maids which came to a close after four seasons in 2016. 

Anna Ortiz Attends Premiere

Whiskey Cavalier is one of the highest profile pilots in the works at ABC, and that's because The Walking Dead star, Lauren Cohan joined the cast. 

Cohan was one of the most sought-after cast members this pilot season. Her deal with The Walking Dead was coming to a close, so there was every possibility that she would accept one of the offers. 

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However, Deadline reported soon after that Cohan could still return to the AMC hit on a recurring basis as opposed to a full-fledged series regular. 

Lauren Cohan Attends Event

Everything is still very much up in the air at this stage, but given that production on The Walking Dead generally kicks off in May, there are a few months yet to iron out a deal. 

Whiskey Cavalier will also star Scandal veteran Scott Foley as its leading man. The series will focus on Will Chase aka Whiskey Cavalier, who is assigned to work with a CIA operative named Frankie (Cohan). 

Dave Hemingson (The Catch, Bones) penned the script for the potential series. 

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