Sophia Bush Joins CBS Pilot: Get All the Details!

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Sophia Bush is staying in the world of law for her latest role. 

Per Deadline, the actress will lead the cast of Surveillance, a brand new spy drama that's in the works at CBS. 

Described as “complex and timely spy thriller,” it focuses on a head of communications for the National Security Agency, who is forced to choose between protecting the government's secrets and her own. 

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The Eye network has handed out a production commitment to the potential series which represents the first 20th TV series to be in the works at the network in almost three years. 

The TV buying climate has changed over the years as the networks look to buying shows from their own studios because they make more money on the backend. 

Related: Sophie Bush Breaks Silence on Chicago PD Departure

Could this signal yet another change? 

Surveillance is penned by David C. White, while Patricia Riggen is on board to direct the pilot. 

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Surveillance started its life at Fox, but it failed to snag a pilot order, allowing it to be shopped elsewhere. It does sound like the type of series that would fit in well on CBS. 

With the NCIS franchise, Hawaii Five-0 and Bull, the network has solidified itself as the go-to destination for fans of procedural dramas. 

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Bush is probably most well-known for her role on The WB/The CW's One Tree Hill in which she starred as Brooke Davis. 

She went on to star on Chicago P.D. but departed the series in 2017 following the conclusion of Chicago P.D. Season 4

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The actress went on to reveal in an interview with Refinery29 that she knew "by the end of the second season that she couldn't do that job anymore."

She went on to say that she was "miserable" on the legal drama, and that's part of the reason why she opted to depart. 

Are you on board with Surveillance based on the casting alone, or do you have any reservations about a series focusing on the NSA?

Hit the comments below. 

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

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