There’s a new female veep coming to cable—and she has a secret weapon at her disposal.
TNT announced on Friday that it has ordered a 10-episode first season of Agent X, an action drama that stars Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Casino) as Natalie Maccabee, America’s first female Vice President who learns that she has a super special agent in her service to help protect the country in times of crisis. Jeff Hephner (Interstellar) stars as John Case, the aforementioned operative who tackles those cases deemed too sensitive for the CIA and FBI. Gerald McRaney (House of Cards and Major Dad) assumes the role of Malcolm Millar, the Chief Steward of the veep’s mansion—and the person who introduces her to the world of Agent X.
The pilot is written by William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity), who also will serve as an executive producer alongside Stone, who hasn’t headlined a TV series since the 1983 NBC sitcom Bay City Blues.
Agent X is slated to debut in mid- to late 2015.