Sharon Stone is headed to TV to play the first female U.S. vice president in a TNT action drama pilot.
The Emmy-winning actress (Casino, Basic Instinct) has been cast in a starring role in Agent X (working title) from The Bourne Identity writer William Blake Herron. Her character, “Natalie Maccabee,” steps into the race for vice president after her senator husband dies. She gets the job, and discovers being veep comes with a top secret duty — protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the aid of her Chief Steward and a secret operative designated “Agent X” (a role not yet cast).
On television, Stone in the 2001 HBO movie If These Walls Could Talk 2 and three episodes of The Practice, the latter earning her an Emmy. She hasn’t had a live-action series regular role on TV since 1983, when she co-starred in a short-lived NBC sitcom titled Bay City Blues. She was also been in episodes of Will & Grace, Rosanne and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.