Pernas had been eyed for the role for awhile, though she only became officially available a week ago when NBC canceled The Brave, on which she was a series regular.
Written by Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia, Blood & Treasure, which hails from CBS Television Studios, centers on a brilliant antiquities expert, Danny, and a cunning art thief, Lexi (Pernas), who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. As they crisscross the globe hunting their target, they unexpectedly find themselves in the center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization.
Pernas’ Lexi Vaziri is passionate, adventurous and charming. She rebelled against her upstanding father—an antiquities dealer—and boarding school education to become a world class thief. After his death at the hands of a terrorist, she turns her talents towards a new purpose—using her knowledge of the antiquities underworld to track the terrorist and get revenge no matter what the cost. She joins previously cast Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw and James Callis.
Pernas, who also had a recurring role on CW’s Jane the Virgin, is repped by Ryan Daly at Zero Gravity Management and Innovative Artists.