Under The Dome and CSI: NY alumna Natalie Martinez has landed the lead in Warrior, NBC’s magical martial arts drama pilot written/executive produced by David DiGilio, directed by Phillip Noyce and executive produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Set in a grounded, contemporary multicultural and sometimes magical milieu, Warrior, from Universal TV, centers on Kai Forrester (Martinez), a damaged heroine who works undercover with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master to bring down an international crime lord.

There were multiple pilots interested in Martinez, repped by WME and Atlas Artists. She co-stars on ABC’s upcoming mystery drama Secrets & Lies with a one-year deal as the show is set to tackle a different murder case each season, and stars opposite Ryan Reynolds in Selfless for Focus Features.