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What's in Gabrielle Union's future? A role on ABC's new drama FlashForward.

Union will play Zoey, a criminal defense attorney who will have a romantic arc on the show. Her character is one of the millions worldwide who black out and see glimpses of their lives six months into the future.

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"We're thrilled that Gabrielle is joining our cast," executive producer David S. Goyer said in a statement. "When we met with her, we immediately knew she was our Zoey. She's witty, soulful and beautiful. I've been wanting to work with her for a long time."Union most recently filled in for Sarah Shahi on NBC's Life

and had a multi-episode arc on Ugly Betty as Wilhelmina's younger sister.

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