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NBC Orders Action Drama ‘Odyssey’ to Series

NBC has issued a series order for “Odyssey,” a “‘Traffic’-like” action drama.

The series follows a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist as their lives unexpectedly collide after an international conspiracy explodes.

“Odyssey” stars “Pushing Daisies'” Anna Friel (pictured) as Sgt. Odelle Ballard and “Nurse Jackie’s” Peter Facinelli as Attorney Peter Drucker. The cast also includes Jake Robinson, Jim True-Forst, Treat Williams, Nate Mooney, Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda, Sadie Sink, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Omar Ghazaoui.

The series hails from writer-director Peter Horton, who exec produces along with writers Adam Armus (“The Following”) and Nora Kay Foster (“Heroes”). Simon Maxwell (“Off the Hook”), Mikkel Bondesen (“Burn Notice”), Henrik Bastin (“Burn Notice”) and Kristen Campo (“The Killing”) also exec produce.

The show comes from Universal Television, Fabrik Entertainment and Red Arrow Entertainment Group.

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