TNT will be adding another drama to its roster. The network has greenlit action-drama, Agent X, and has ordered 10 episodes for its first season.
The series will star Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone, and Gerald McRaney with Stone and Armyan Bernstein serving as executive producers. William Herron Blake, who wrote the pilot, will also executive produce.
The story follows John Case (Hephner), an agent that serves as an unseen force that helps keep the country and its citizens safe from potential threats through any means necessary.
Case is a smooth, athletic, tough and quick-witted operative who can be brutally effective when his duties require it. Stone plays America’s first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee, who pledges to protect the country “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Honoring this vow, however, will force her and her secret operative to tackle not only global threats but also the palaces of intrigue of Washington D.C. With Case handling high-stakes missions that are too sensitive for the FBI and the CIA, Maccabee soon finds herself being drawn into the action.
“Agent X is a perfect fit for TNT’s expanding lineup of action-dramas,” said Lillah McCarthy, senior vice president of TNT and TBS Original Productions. “It’s a slick, high-energy thrill-ride with lots of twists and turns, big action sequences and kick-ass stunts. And at the center of it all, we have an incredible cast led by Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney.”