Katie Holmes is setting her sights on broadcast television.
The actress has booked the starring role in Fox’s untitled Ilene Chaiken drama pilot.
The untitled project centers on FBI Special Agent Hazel Otis (Holmes), who is in the midst of investigating a domestic terrorism threat when a personal indiscretion — an affair with a prominent general — shatters her life and threatens her career at the bureau. Now labeled “the mistress,” Otis — wife, mother, patriot — begins to rebuild her personal life and professional reputation.
Chaiken and Melissa Scrivner Love wrote the pilot and will executive produce the 20th Century Fox Television effort alongside Judy Smith (Scandal) and 3 Arts’ Oly Obst. Holmes will also exec produce.
Should the drama get picked up to series, it would mark Holmes’ first scripted series regular role since Dawson’s Creek launched her career. This is the actress’ second pilot since she starred in ABC’s untitled Richard LaGravenese drama in 2014. That project did not move forward.
Holmes’ other TV credits include Ray Donovan, How I Met Your Mother, The Kennedys and Eli Stone. On the big screen, her credits include Batman Begins, Wonder Boys, Pieces of April, Lucky Logan and All We Had. She has a cameo in the upcoming Oceans feature.
Hoplmes is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled and Sloane Offer.