"Smash" Star Katharine McPhee Lands Role in CBS Pilot
18 Mar 2014
Katharine McPhee, who starred in the NBC making-of-a-musical series "Smash," has landed the leading female role in the new CBS pilot "Scorpion," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The drama, which is based on the life of Walter O'Brien, will be penned by Nick Santora and Nicholas Wootton. Justin Lin directs.
"Scorpion," according to the Hollywood Reporter, "revolves around Walter [Elyes Gabel], an eccentric genius, and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age."
McPhee has been cast in the role of Paige, who is described as "a working-class hero and diner waitress who understands geniuses who becomes a nanny of sorts and a translator for Walter's super-team of socially misunderstood masterminds."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.