Archie Panjabi is heading back to primetime. The former Good Wife star will lead up The Jury at ABC, a network spokesperson confirmed to EW.
The show’s pilot has been described as “12 Angry Men meets the podcast Serial” and tells the story of a murder case through the perspective of each juror.
Panjabi will play the protagonist, Kim Dempsey, a determined truth-seeker and “a crusader — someone who’s always had/is always looking for a cause,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the casting. “When viewers meet Kim in the pilot, it’s been less than a year since she was ripped from the cause she thought she’d champion until her death.”
The 43-year-old actress was a series regular on The Good Wife for 134 episodes over six seasons before exiting the show last May.
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The Jury is written by Justified‘s VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli. Boyd will executive produce alongside Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz, with Bianculli as a co-executive producer.