February 09, 2013 12:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Grey's Anatomy's' Kim Raver Lands Leading Role in CBS' 'NCIS: LA' Spinoff
CBS' potential NCIS: LA spinoff has found its leading lady.
Grey's Anatomy's Kim Raver has landed the central role in the Shane Brennan vehicle, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
NCIS: Red revolves around a mobile team of agents forced to live and work together as they crisscross the country solving crimes. The back-door pilot will air in the spring as an episode of NCIS: LA.
Raver (24) will play Special Agent Paris, the leader of the Red team, who is athletic, smart and witty with a degree in forensic science. She can drive a golf ball 300 yards and has an IQ in the 98th percentile. She prefers to (and often does) work alone.
The actress joins a cast that includes co-lead John Corbett (Parenthood) as former NCIS special agent Roy Mills; ER's Scott Grimes as the team's forensic specialist Dave; NCIS: LA's Miguel Ferrer, who will reprise his role as NCIS assistant director Owen Granger, while Red Dawn's Edwin Hodge will play Special Agent Kai and Damages' Gillian Alexy will play Special Agent Claire.
Repped by WME and Mosaic, Raver most recently starred in the Lifetime pilot Secret Lives of Wives (which did not move forward) and did an arc on NBC's Revolution. Her credits also include Third Watch, The Nine and Lipstick Jungle.