Jaime Lee Kirchner (Mercy) is set as the female lead opposite Andrew J. West in the CW pilot Dead People, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV. Written/executive produced by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, Dead People centers on Floyd (West), down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver. After a near-death experience when he is pronounced dead following an accident but is revived two minutes later, Floyd suddenly has the ability to interact with ghosts, including his late ex-wife whom he has never gotten over.

Kirchner, repped by Blue Stone Entertainment’s Maani Golesorkhi, will play Charly, a tough, talented, no-nonsense cop who’s seen it all – but is unprepared for Floyd (West), who talks to the dead. Though she thinks he’s a nut case at first, she soon realizes he’s telling the truth and decides that he could prove to be very helpful with her police work.