9:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Archie Panjabi Books Major Role on NBC's 'Blindspot'
NBC's Blindspot is doing its best to avoid a sophomore slump.
The drama has enlisted Emmy winner Archie Panjabi for a major recurring role in its upcoming sophomore season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Panjabi will play the head of a secret division of the NSA that has been tracking the Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) case from afar.
The role marks a key addition to the drama starring Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton and comes after the Martin Gero series from Warner Bros. Television killed off its head of the FBI in Marianne Jean-Baptiste's Mayfair.
For The Good Wife grad Panjabi, the role comes as ABC and producers Sony Pictures Television are redeveloping courtroom anthology drama The Jury, in which she was set to star. Since exiting The Good Wife, Panjabi had a talent/development/holding deal with 20th Century Fox Television to star in a drama pilot. Instead, she booked a recurring role on Fox's Universal Television comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She's repped by Gersh.
For season two, Blindspot will move from its prime post-Voice slot on Mondays to Wednesdays starting Sept. 14 on NBC.