February 20, 2014 6:45pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Homeland's' Morena Baccarin to Star in ABC Medical Drama
Homeland Emmy nominee Morena Baccarin has booked her follow-up gig.
The actress will star in ABC medical drama Warriors, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The drama is inspired by the state-of-the-art Walter Reed Military Medical Center and follows the best and brightest of active duty military doctors and nurses as they practice trailblazing medicine on critically wounded warriors returning home from Afghanistan, on military families and veterans as well as administering to Washington's government elite.
Baccarin, who in December was downgraded from a series regular on Showtime's Emmy-winning drama, will topline the drama and play Tory Sterling, a soldier and psychiatrist who is professional but personable, warm, compassionate and easy to talk to. She is returning to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after a nine-month tour in Afghanistan and coming home to her husband, Clay, and daughter, Jo. Something happened to her during her tour in Afghanistan and the typically good wife and mother is finding it difficult to talk about it with Clay. She's also troubled by an intimate relationship she began while she was overseas with George Mann (Don Hany), a fellow doctor who has also returned to work at Walter Reed but is determined not to ruin her marriage.
Chris Keyser (Party of Five, Lone Star) will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios drama alongside Mandeville's Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman. Martin Campbell will direct the pilot. Courtney B. Vance and Eloise Mumford co-star.
For Baccarin, the casting brings her back into the ABC fold after she starred for two seasons in the network's remake of sci-fi drama V. The actress, who earned a supporting actress Emmy nomination for her role as Jessica Brody the tortured wife of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), was downgraded from series regular after her on-screen husband was killed off in the season three finale. She has the option to guest star in season four. Baccarin's credits include The Good Wife, The Mentalist and Firefly. She's repped by UTA, Seven Summits Pictures & Management and Jackoway Tyerman.