• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest
OCT
26
2 YEARS

Rebecca Romijn to Star in TNT Drama Pilot 'King and Maxwell'

The "X-Men" actress will play a former secret service agent who takes on politically sensitive cases in Washington, D.C.

Rebecca Romijn Headshot - P 2012
Getty Images
Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Romijn is getting into the crime business.

The X-Men  actress has been tapped to star in TNT's King and Maxwell drama pilot from NCIS: Los Angeles boss Shane Brennan, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The hourlong drama revolves around crime novelist David Baldacci's characters Sean King and Michelle Maxwell and is based on his best-selling novels. Sean and Michelle are ex-secret service agents who have unique skill sets that give them an upper hand on suspects and law enforcement.  

STORY: TNT Orders Drama Pilots From Jerry Bruckheimer, Howard Gordon and Shane Brennan

Romijn will play Michelle, a former secret service agent who takes on politically sensitive cases in Washington, D.C., who is described as a formidable investigator with deep Beltway connections who is determined to prove herself after being forced to resign from the secret service.

The pilot hails from CBS Television Studios and Shane Brennan Productions, with Brennan on board to executive produce alongside Karen Spiegel (Absolute Power) and Grant Anderson (Third Watch). Baldacci will consult.

For Romijn, the casting marks her latest small-screen endeavor following Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SVU, which was recently picked up for a third season. Her credits also include Eastwick, Ugly Betty and Pepper Dennis.

She's repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Edelstein Laird.

Email: Lesley.Goldberg@thr.com; Twitter: @Snoodit