Sharon Stone is making the leap to TV.
The actress has signed on to star in “Agent X,” a action-drama pilot at TNT written by “The Bourne Identity” scribe William Blake Herron. The series will center on Stone as Natalie Maccabee, America’s first female vice president.
After the death of her husband, a Senate candidate, Natalie chooses to run in his place, leading to a quick political rise that finds her as the newly elected veep. While initially weary that the job will be mostly ceremonial in nature, she learns that being vice president comes along with the top secret duty of protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the assistance of her Chief Steward and a secret operative referred to as “Agent X.”
The pilot marks Stone’s first series starring role in her career. Her prior TV credits include guest appearances on “Law & Order: SVU,” “Will & Grace” and “The Practice.”