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Julia Stiles is returning to TV on NBC's Midnight Sun pilot, Deadline reports.

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The thriller follows the disappearance of Midnight Sun, a group living on a cult-like commune in Alaska. Stiles, 30, will play Leah Kafka, the FBI cult specialist leading the investigation, which uncovers a larger conspiracy.

If Midnight Sun is picked up, it would be Stiles' first series regular role. She recurred on the fifth season of Showtime's Dexter, a role which earned her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.