American Idol alum, and Smash star, Katharine McPhee has been cast in a drama pilot, Scorpion, for CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
Based on the life of Walter O’Brien, the drama revolves around Walter (Body of Proof’s Elyes Gabel) an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.
McPhee will play Paige, a working-class hero and diner waitress who understands geniuses who becomes a nanny of sorts and translator for Walter’s super team of socially misunderstood masterminds.
Katharine starred for 2 seasons in Smash for NBC and is currently has a feature, Depravity, in the works.
Of course, just because a pilot is ordered, does not mean the series will hit the airwaves. CBS has to like what they see before deciding to give the series a green light.