Toni Collette has already conquered American cable. And now she’s back to tackle primetime.
The Australian actress (About a Boy, The Sixth Sense) took on multiple roles, splintering off from the main character Tara Gregson, in Showtime’s United States of Tara. She won a 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy based on her performance.
We can look forward to her most return to TV with the spy series Unit Zero on ABC, reports Deadline.
Collette takes on the role of CIA engineer Jackie Fink. She heads up a group of newbie CIA spies.
According to Deadline, “Each week, this team of zeroes races against the clock to gather intelligence and solve cases of national security.”
The concept sounds pretty serious, but actually its a dramedy. Now that we look back at the above, describing her team as “zeroes” may have been a hint that we can expect some humor.
If you’re already a fan of the series Black-ish, then you can thank creator Kenya Barris and producer Lindsey Shockley for Unit Zero. The two will collaborate on the project, but this time around Shockley will write the script based on her idea. Barris will help out with writing duties and producing.
If you haven’t seen Black-ish, here’s a look at the trailer:
This isn’t her first time appearing on network TV. Collette starred in the 2013 series Hostages on CBS, but it only lasted one season.
You can also look for Collette in the recently released Imperium, opposite Daniel Radcliffe.
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