'ER's' Parminder Nagra to Get 'Reckless' for ABC

Parminder Nagra Alcatraz Party Arrivals - P 2013
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Parminder Nagra Alcatraz Party Arrivals - P 2013

Parminder Nagra is about to get reckless for ABC.

The ER and Alcatraz alum has joined the cast of the network's drama pilot Reckless, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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When his wife Sarah Harrison (Eloise Mumford) is unjustly imprisoned during a political uprising overseas, resourceful problem solver David Ritter (Almost Famous' Patrick Fugit) desperately pursues every legal option to secure her release. But when he's stymied by the U.S. government in the name of diplomacy, David is forced to consider less-than-legal options -- entering a world of political intrigue, dangerous alliances and high emotional stakes.

Nagra will play Susan, David's co-worker and the chief financial officer and trusted adviser to the family at the center of the potential series.

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Nagra joins a cast that also includes Ernie Hudson, Lou Taylor Pucci and Ashton HolmesMad Men's Chris Black will write and executive produce along with Casino Royale's Martin Campbell and Lucienne Papon. Campbell will direct.

In addition to ER and Alcatraz, Nagra's credits include Bend It Like Beckham and The Whole Truth. She's repped by Gersh, the Rights House, 3 Arts and Hansen Jacobson.

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