NBC has ordered a fourth new drama for 2017-18, a thriller starring Sarah Shahi called "Reverie," which comes from "Extant" creator Mickey Fisher.
Shahi plays Mara, a college professor trained in counter terrorism who is brought onto an immersive, customized virtual reality project called Reverie by her old boss Charlie Ventanaana (Dennis Haysbert). Her job is to enter a person’s consciousness to bring them back to reality. Some don’t want to come back because the virtual reality is preferable to their own lives.
The cast also includes Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Kathryn Morris.
The show joins previous NBC fall pickups "The Brave," "Good Girls" and "Rise."
"Reverie" will be Shahi’s first full-time series role since "Person of Interest" ended last year. Previous roles included a two season stint on "The L Word" and co-starring roles on the 2007 NBC series "Life" and the USA series "Fairly Legal," both of which lasted two seasons.