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February 09, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST

Yaya DaCosta, star of the Whitney Houston Lifetime biopic, will be joining the cast of Chicago Med, the proposed spin-off of the NBC drama, Chicago Fire.

DaCosta, who EW has confirmed will be starring in the show, will be introduced with the other cast members of the potential medical drama in episode 19 of the current season of Chicago Fire.

The actress will take on the role of Maggie Seaver, an attractive nurse who begins dating Chicago Fire’s Kelly (Taylor Kinney), whom she has known since high school, Deadline reported.

As with Chicago PD, which was also a spin-off of Chicago Fire, the episode has been conceived and written by the Chicago Fire creators and executive producers.

DaCosta has been sought after for several pilots following Whitney.

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