Sophia Bush will star in a pilot for Twentieth Century Fox Television as part of a new talent holding and development deal she signed with the studio, the company announced Thursday.
The project will either be a comedy or a drama, though the One Tree Hill and Chicago PD alum has tended more towards hourlongs in her career. It will be for this pilot season for consideration in 2018-19.
Under the deal, she will also develop other new projects with the studio as an executive producer.
“Now more than ever, vital female voices need to be heard,” Bush said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to begin developing content that inspires and excites me at 20th Century Fox TV.”
“We’ve been great admirers of Sophia for years and after meeting, we knew we wanted to be in business with her,” Fox Television Group’s EVP of Casting Sharon Klein added. “She’s smart, she’s passionate, and she brings great ideas and energy to the table. This deal is about developing with her as well as casting her into a comedy or drama this pilot season. She’s a giant tv star and we’re thrilled to have her exclusively at FTG.”
Bush left her series regular role on NBC’s Chicago PD after Season 4 ended in May. Her role as Erin Lindsey also saw her appear on Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice and Law & Order: SVU. She did not comment on her departure, though the Chicago franchise’s executive producer Dick Wolf said it was her decision to leave.
Linda Ge | TV Editor