Deadline is reporting that Sleepy Hollow alum Janina Gavankar will star in NBC procedural pilot Echo.
From newcomer JJ Bailey, Echo revolves around a team of investigators who solve high profile crimes by leaping into the past and assuming the victim’s identity. While occupying the victim’s body, they must race against time to prevent the crime from happening in the first place.
Gavankar is set as police officer Mel Goodwin, a woman who’s driven and eager to prove herself to a world that constantly underestimates her.
Echo is one of six dramas currently in contention for a series order at NBC, joining At That Age, about the golden child of a family who suffers a catastrophic event; Debris, which follows two agents investigating wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft that has mysterious effects on humankind; sinkhole mystery La Brea; Dan Brown-based Langdon; and Ordinary Joe, following the three parallel lives of its main character after he makes a pivotal life choice.
In addition to her role on the FOX drama, Gavankar’s television credits include The Morning Show, The Mysteries of Laura, and True Blood.
Would you watch if this gets ordered to series? How do you think this could differentiate itself from the likes of Quantum Leap and Stitchers? Who else would you like to see cast alongside Gavankar?