updated 09/09/2013 AT 5:30 PM ET
•originally published 09/09/2013 AT 6:00 PM ET
Don’t call it a comeback, but Katherine Heigl is returning to the small screen.
She’s set to play a CIA analyst whose job is to debrief and strategize with the president.
“The story is not only compelling and intelligent but a look behind the curtain at the CIA we haven’t seen before in film or television,” Heigl said in a statement. “I am thrilled and honored to be asked to be a part of developing these stories and this character and bringing it all to life.”