NBC commissions thriller Bank Heist with Morena Baccarin and Ryan Michelle Bathe in series


The end of the game is on NBC: The network has placed a serial order for the bank heist thriller, which stars Morena Baccarin (Gotham, Country) and Ryan Michelle Bathe (All stand up, First Wives Club).

The show centers on Baccarin’s Elena Federova, a recently captured international arms dealer and brilliant criminal mastermind who, even in captivity, orchestrates a number of coordinated bank heists. Bathe plays Val Turner, the principled, relentless and socially excluded FBI agent who will stop at nothing to thwart Elena’s ambitious plan.

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NYPD Blue vet Nick Wootton is the showrunner and will serve as an EP alongside The Fast and the Furious franchise veteran Justin Lin, who helmed the pilot. Other EPs include Jake Coburn (Arrow, Quantico) and Julie Plec (The vampire diary).

Baccarin played Lee Thompkins in Fox’s prequel to Batman Gotham and won an Emmy nomination as the wife of Nicholas Brody Jessica in the Showtime thriller Country. His other TV credits include V, The good woman and The mentalist. She also starred alongside Ryan Reynolds in the dead Pool movie theater.

Bathé recently reprized lawyer Rachel Audubon in CBS legal drama All stand up, which was called off over the summer after a two-season run, and made appearances on It’s us, Empire and The recruit. She also stars in the comedy BET + First Wives Club.

The end of the game the cast also includes Kamal Angelo Bolden (Chicago fire), Costa Ronin (Americans), Noah Bean (Nikita), Jordan Johnson-Hinds (Suit) and Mark D. Espinoza (Major crimes).

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