A new Gillian Anderson pilot is in the works at NBC, adding another television series to the popular actress’ impressive resume.
Gillian Anderson, of X Files fame, has been cast alongside Rachael Taylor, who was recently seen on ABC’s 666 Park Avenue. The yet-to-be-named pilot, described as a drama thriller, is set to be written by Rand Ravich (Life).
Cinema Blend describes the television series as a drama centered around a mass kidnapping conspiracy with political ties. Anderson joins the cast as Meg Fitch, a woman raising the daughter of her estranged sister — a career-focused Secret Service agent.
When the President’s son is kidnapped, several of the boy’s classmates, including Meg’s niece Amber, are abducted along with him. Rachael Taylor is set to play the estranged sister, Agent Susie Dunn, who becomes the FBI point person in the kidnapping case.
Despite past transgressions that have led to the sisters’ estrangement, they join forces in an effort to uncover the multilevel conspiracy and bring Amber home.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Gillian Anderson pilot, if successful, could translate into a long overdue significant role for the actress. Anderson’s last major television lead was in the beloved X Files series, which saw its conclusion in 2002.
Following her turn as Agent Scully, the actress has popped up in several television supporting roles. She was recently seen in Encore’s miniseries Moby Dick and has been announced as a multiple-episode guest star in the upcoming NBC drama Hannibal.
Will you be tuning in to catch the Gillian Anderson pilot when it makes its way to NBC?