Fox’s Marvel drama has cast its leading lady, and diehard fanboys are going to love it.
Amy Acker, a Person of Interest and Angel alum, has nabbed the female lead in the untitled Marvel drama from Matt Nix.
The action-adventure project focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
Acker will star as Kate Stewart, a woman who is struggling with her separation from her husband, Reed (True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer), and her increasingly challenging teenage children. When her family situation takes a dark turn, she finds that she’s stronger than she thinks.
For Acker, the casting brings her back to Fox and producers 20th Century Fox Television following her two-season run on Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. Her credits include Whedon’s Angel and Much Ado About Nothing. She is fresh off her multiple-season run on CBS’ Person of Interest, which wrapped its run in June, and counts CBS’ MacGyver and Alias among her credits. Acker is repped by APA, Anonymous Content and Sloane Offer.
Source: Hollywood Reporter