By James Hibberd
February 19, 2014 at 07:44 PM EST
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Debra Messing is headed back to NBC, but this time in a dark drama thriller.

The Will & Grace and Smash actress has landed the staring role in the drama pilot The Mysteries of Laura. The logline: “Drama which follows the life and relationships of a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her hell-raising twin children.”

The Warner Bros.-produced pilot written by Jeff Rake (The Tomorrow People) and exec produced by Greg Berlanti andAaron Kaplan.