"Mimic" star Mira Sorvino and "X2" actress Rebecca Romijn have both landed leads in upcoming TNT pilots, the network told TheWrap on Friday.
Sorvino (pictured) will star in "Trooper," a procedural drama executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The project, which had earlier received a pilot order from CBS but did not go forward, follows a recently divorced female state trooper. The mother of three takes an unconventional approach to her work, but is paired with a by-the-books partner.
Also read: Brendan Fraser to Star in TNT Pilot "Legends" Aron Eli Coleite ("Heroes," "The River") is writing the project which comes via Warner Horizon Television. Romijn, meanwhile, will star in "King and Maxwell" as Michelle Maxwell, a former secret service agent, who takes on politically sensitive cases in Washington, DC. With her striking beauty, athletic prowess and her Beltway connections, Maxwell is a formidable investigator, determined to prove herself after being forced to resign from the secret service.
Jon Tenney ("The Closer") will play Maxwell's partner, Sean King.
Adapted from characters created by author David Baldacci, "King and Maxwell" is being being produced for TNT by CBS Television Studios and Shane Brennan Productions, with Shane Brennan (of "NCIS," "NCIS: LA") as executive producer and Karen Spiegel ("Absolute Power") and Grant Anderson ("Third Watch") as producers. Baldacci serves as a consultant on the project. A third pilot ordered by TNT, "Legends," will star Brendan Fraser as undercover operative Martin Odum, who has a chameleon-like ability to transform himself into a different person for each mission.