Morena Baccarin Joins NBC Legal Pilot — What Does This Mean For Gotham?

Kimberly Roots

Morena Baccarin has found a part that’s even more complicated than being Jim Gordon’s ex.

The Gotham star has signed on to star in and executive-produce a legal pilot for NBC, our sister site Deadline reports. In the project, she’ll play a former cop who’s now a powerful attorney who defends — wait for it — New York City police officers. (Think The Good Wife meets The Wire.)

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The potential series is produced by Tony Krantz (Felicity), Ken Sanzel (Numb3rs) and ITV Studios America. Sanzel will write the pilot.

But what about Baccarin’s current series-regular gig, as Gotham‘s Dr. Leslie “Lee” Thompkins? Per Deadline, the actress has no plans to leave the Fox series; if the legal pilot gets picked up, she’ll continue on Gotham in a recurring capacity.

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In October, the actress landed a guest-starring role in Showtime’s comedic anthology pilot Mating, from executive producer Jason Katims (Parenthood).

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