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Willa Fitzgerald is moving from one reboot to another.
The actress, who toplines MTV’s Scream reboot, has booked a role in Fox’s take on Behind Enemy Lines.
Loosely based on the 2001 hit movie of the same name, Behind Enemy Lines is a military soap thriller in which a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. The patriotic series is a multi-perspective narrative that closely follows soldiers on the ground, and the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier, along with intelligence officers in Washington as they attempt to bring our heroes home safely and under the radar.
Fitzgerald will take on the role of Roxanne Daly, a Navy pilot stationed on the USS Tyson and Ziggy’s (Gabriel Chavarria) ex-girlfriend.
Fitzgerald’s casting is in first position, which means should Fox order Behind Enemy Lines to series and MTV renew Scream, she would exit the latter should the two shows overlap with their production schedules. MTV renewed Scream for an abbreviated third season of six episodes, which have not yet gone into production. A new showrunner has not been determined.
Fitzgerald joins a Behind Enemy Lines cast that also includes B.J. Britt, Marg Helgenberger, Nestor Carbonell, Colm Feore and Melia Kreiling.
Nikki Toscano (24: Legacy, Shades of Blue, State of Affairs) is writing the script and executive producing alongside Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, John Davis, John Fox and Mc G, with the latter set to direct the pilot.
Fitzgerald, whose credits also include Alpha House and Royal Pains, is repped by Paradigm and Principato Young.
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