Pilot season is adding more and more familiar faces to the lineup. Katie Holmes is now potentially returning to broadcast after landing the lead in a Fox pilot penned by Empireexecutive producer Ilene Chaiken.
Holmes, who has also signed on as an executive producer, will play FBI Special Agent Hazel Otis in the still-untitled project. Her character is in the middle of a terrorism investigation when her affair with a high-powered general goes public, according to TVLine. Once Hazel is dubbed "the mistress" she must figure out a way to rebuild her career and her personal life in the wake of the crisis.
This is Holmes' first pilot role since 2014 when she starred in a Richard LaGravense project that did not move forward to series. Holmes, who broke out on TV as Dawson's Creek's Joey Potter, was last seen on the small screen in Season 3 of Ray Donovan and in 2017's The Kennedys: After Camelot.
This pilot is one of five dramas currently on the table for Fox, a network trying to configure a fall schedule while their studio and major assets are being bought by Disney.