Felicity Huffman cast as housewife assassin in TV pilot

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Felicity Huffman’s new housewife is far from desperate.

The Emmy-winning actress has been cast as a suburban assassin in the Fox pilot Boomerang.

The show is about family that works as a hit squad for U.S. government. She’ll play the show’s female lead, Margie, the matriarch of the Hamilton clan, a “briskly professional assassin who can kill and dispose of a suspected terrorist in the afternoon — then switch to wife and mother mode without a hitch.”

This marks Huffman’s first TV gig since ABC’s Desperate Housewives concluded last year. Boomerang is from Awake writer Davey Holmes, along with fellow executive producers John Wells, Craig Brewer (who will direct the pilot) and Andrew Stearn. Here’s our current list of drama pilots.

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