Head on over to a ‘Casino,’ and place a bet on Sharon Stone returning to television. The Oscar-nominated actress has signed on to play the Vice President of the United States in TNT’s new action-drama, ‘Agent X.’
In the series, Stone stars as America's first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee, a woman with brains, beauty, and a cool composure that belies a restless mind. After the death of her husband, a Senate candidate, Natalie opted to run in his place. After a rapid rise as a political star, she now finds herself the newly elected White House Vice President.
Initially apprehensive that her job will only be ceremonial in nature, she soon learns that it comes with a Top Secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the aid of her Chief Steward and a secret operative designated "Agent X" (thus explaining the title).
Stone came to international attention in 1992 for her performance in the Hollywood blockbuster film ‘Basic Instinct’ and again in 1996, when she won a Golden Globe and earned an Oscar nomination for her role in Martin Scorsese's ‘Casino.’
This marks the first series toplining role for Stone. Her other television credits include the HBO movie ‘If These Walls Could Talk 2' (2001), three episodes of ‘The Practice,’ as well as brief stints on ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Roseanne,’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’
Later this year, Stone will grace the big screen in ‘Fading Gigolo,’ with Woody Allen, and ‘What About Love,’ with Andy Garcia.
Penned by William Blake Herron (‘The Bourne Identity'), ‘Agent X' is being produced by Beacon Pictures, with Armyan Bernstein (‘Air Force One,’ ‘Spy Game,’ ‘Children of Men,’ ‘Castle’) serving as an executive producer.