By James Hibberd
Updated February 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Former Heroes co-star Ali Larter just landed the starring role in Fox’s promising spy drama pilot.

Larter, who appeared in Resident Evil: Afterlife and played Niki Sanders on the NBC superhero drama, has been cast in The Asset.

The show is described as a character-driven drama set in the CIA’s New York City station. Larter plays Anna King, a photojournalist well known for her photographs of “hot spots” around the world. But her real work is for the CIA; she is a globe-trotting “Human Intel Specialist,” working in the field under journalist cover.

The project is from writer Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and is produced by 20th Century Fox TV.