Natalie Martinez (ABC’s Secrets & Lies) has been cast as the female lead in Fox’s drama pilot A.P.B., from writer David Slack and Sleepy Hollow co-creator/executive producer Len Wiseman.

Inspired by the July New York Times Magazine article “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans,” A.P.B. explores what happens when an enigmatic tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder. 

Martinez will play Detective Amelia Murphy, a wry, confident cop from a family of police, who never hesitates to question authority, which may be the reason she has alienated every CO she’s worked for and wound up stuck in the dysfunctional 13th Precinct.

Slack executive produces with Wiseman, who is directing. Also executive producing the project are David Bernardi, Dennis Kim, Todd Hoffman and Robert Friedman.

Martinez’s credits also include co-starring roles on CBS’ Under the Dome and DirecTV’s Kingdom as well as a lead role in the Focus Feature Self/less. Last season, she toplined the NBC drama pilot Warrior. She is repped by Atlas Artists and WME.