Archie Panjabi is looking to make a major return to US television, and with that, she is working with some familiar folks from Blindspot.
Through a new report from Variety, the actress is set to star in a new potential NBC series from executive producers Martin Gero and Alex Berger, one in which she is going to play a successful attorney from Los Angeles who moves back to her Wisconsin home to practice law. While there, she realizes that her life will be rather complicated as she has to tackle stereotypes — but also manage to find a little bit hope for the future. We do get the sense (based on early details) that this is a series that is meant to be positive in message and isn’t out to throw you head-first into constant reminders as to how depressing the world actually is.
The new series has a put-pilot commitment, which basically means that in the event it doesn’t make it at least that far in the development process, NBC could end up facing a penalty. We do think that this is a series that has a chance, largely because Panjabi already has an audience thanks to The Good Wife, and she’s done a good job over the past couple of years making appearances on shows including Blindspot and Bull. We do think it’s also smart for her to dive back into a legal drama, given that this is what she’s known for with most American viewers. NBC also doesn’t have too many other shows in this particular vein — while Law & Order: SVU does have a legal component, most of it is tied to whatever case the police are working on at that moment.
New episodes of Blindspot are going to be premiering this fall on NBC; if this new series does get picked up, we do think that we’re going to be waiting for a good while still in order to see it.
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