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Heigl returning to TV

Katherine Heigl is set to star in and executive produce a CIA drama for US television network NBC.

The 34-year-old played Dr. Izzie Stevens in the show from 2005 to 2010 and has appeared in a number of movies since.

Three years later, she’s set to star in a brand new TV drama for NBC, according to Deadline.

The untitled project, penned by The Following scriptwriter’s Alexi Hawley, tells the story of “a CIA analyst whose job it is to debrief and strategise with the president on the most pressing global and national matters”, according to the outlet.

Katherine’s character reportedly juggles her high stakes career and a complicated private life.

The Emmy-winning actress will serve as executive producer alongside her mother Nancy Heigl under their Abishag Productions banner, according to the website.

The women will team up with Alexi, Robert Simonds, Julia Franz, plus Aardwolf Creative’s Henry Crumpton and Rodney Faraon.

Katherine confirmed the news on Monday, revealing she’s overjoyed to be involved in the project.

“I have been passionate about, and enthralled by, this project from the moment Hank, Rodney and Bob brought it to me over a year ago,” she said in a statement. “The story is not only compelling and intelligent but a look behind the curtain at the CIA we haven’t seen before in film or television.”

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