Today is a good day because Sophia Bush may be coming back to television! CBS has handed a production commitment to an upcoming a spy drama titled Surveillance with the Chicago P.D. alum set to star. The series had initially been in the works over at Fox but it never made it to shooting a pilot.
According to Deadline, Surveillance is a “complex and timely spy thriller centered around the head of communications for the NSA (Bush), a charming operative who finds her loyalties torn between protecting the government’s secrets and her own.” It was created by The Passage’s Matt Reeves and written by Sons of Liberty’s David C. White. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan director Patricia Riggen will step behind the camera for the series as well.
Bush shared the exciting news on Twitter, saying that she has been working on making sure the character is exactly right for all of her fans.
This what I’ve been up to this year, fam. Developing this project. Getting this character that feels like she already lives in my bones ready for you. I am so excited to finally be able to share this “blockbuster commitment” with all of you!! #HereWeGo #Surveillance https://t.co/32lijj4hRe
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) September 6, 2018
While only a production commitment, meaning that CBS could back out and pay a fine, it’s most likely the series will at least shoot a pilot later this fall. Surveillance marks CBS’ first buy from 20th TV in almost three years
Bush has starred on a couple of long-running television series starting with One Tree Hill on the WB/CW. She played the bighearted and business-savvy Brooke Davis for over 180 episodes during the show’s nine-season run from 2003-2012. She then had a recurring role on NBC’s Chiacgo P.D., playing the role of Erin Lindsay for the first four seasons before leaving the show to pursue other opportunities. Most recently, she voiced Voyd in The Incredibles and guest-starred on Zach Braff’s now-canceled comedy Alex, Inc. She will soon be appearing alongside Dermot Mulroney in the movie Hard Luck Love Song.
What do you think about Surveillance? Are you excited to see Sophia Bush back on TV? Let us know!
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