Covert Affairs star Piper Perabo is set as the female lead opposite Daniel Sunjata in ABC’s drama pilot Notorious.

The project, from Sony Pictures TV and Jeff Kwatinetz’s The Firm, was inspired by the relationship between famed criminal Wendy Walker Mark Garagos 2 shotdefense attorney Mark Geragos and long-time Larry King Live executive producer Wendy Walker. Written by Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman and blogger Allie Hagan, Notorious is described as a provocative look at the interplay of criminal law and the media. It follows the professional and personal relationship between charismatic attorney Jake Gregorian (Sunjata) and powerhouse television producer Julia George (Perabo) as they attempt to control the media, the justice system, and ultimately – each other. Julia is squeaky clean on paper, but fights in the mud when necessary.

Notorious is executive produced by Berman, Geragos, The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry, alongside Kenny Meiselas and Wendy Walker.

This marks Perabo’s followup to the USA drama series Covert Affairs, which she toplined for five seasons. It reunites her with fellow USA drama star Sunjata of Graceland, which saw almost all of its core cast members book pilots this season. Perabo is repped by ICM Partners.