Former Major Crimes star Kearran Giovanni has landed a lead role opposite Derek Luke, Jeri Ryan, and Paula Newsome in NBC’s drama pilot, Suspicion, from creator Jessica Goldberg, Universal TV and Keshet Studios.

Created/written by Goldberg based on the book by Joseph Finder and directed by Brad Anderson, Suspicion is described as a Hitchcockian thriller about how far one man will go to save the people he loves. After Danny Goldman (Luke) accepts a handshake loan from his new friend and millionaire neighbor, he gets a visit from the FBI and learns that the decision is one he will regret for the rest of his life. Coerced to work as an informant for the FBI to earn back his freedom, Danny is forced to infiltrate a world of violence and corruption while trying to protect his family.

Giovanni will play Lucy Fletcher. A psychotherapist, Lucy is beyond thrilled to marry Danny (Luke). She’s also eager to take on more motherly duties should Ellie need it, and develop her friendship with Celina Canter (Ryan).

Goldberg executive produces with Keshet’s Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman and Finder. The studio is Universal TV, where Goldberg is under an overall deal.

In addition to her starring role as Amy Sykes on TNT’s Major Crimes, which wrapped its sixth and final season in January, Giovanni’s credits include starring alongside Hugh Jackman in Hugh Jackman: Back On Broadway, and guest starring on Royal Pains and Beauty and the Beast. She is repped by APA, Vanguard Management Group, and Morris Yorn Barnes.