Annie Ilonzeh to star in NBC drama pilot ‘Getaway’

Annie Ilonzeh is headed back to NBC.

The Chicago Fire alum has been tapped to topline the network’s drama pilot Getaway.

From The Blacklist executive producers John Davis and John Fox and scholars JJ Bailey and Moira Kirland, Getaway follows a destination wedding at an isolated luxury resort that rapidly descends into chaos after a group of hazardous criminals takes the island. The little gathering of guests, driven by a brave female Army vet, will do all that they can to remain alive.

Ilonzeh will star as Tessa Carrillo, a physically tough Army medical vet who at 18 put her career dreams on pause after her folks passed on to deal with her younger sister, Grace. Albeit the kin are currently on various ways, with Grace wedding a political scion, Tessa is going to her wedding in the expectations she can relax and reconnect with her sister.

Bailey and Kirland (Castle, Medium, Arrow, Madam Secretary) will pen the script and exec produce close by Davis and Fox. The pilot is from Universal Television.

Ilonzeh, repped by APA and Stride Management, is coming off her longtime role on Chicago Fire. She as of late was projected in the impending covert operative spine chiller Agent Game and wrapped Don’t Fear. Her credits remember All Eyez for Me, Empire, Arrow and Charlie’s Angels.

Escape is among the pilots still in contention at NBC, which like different organizations, is moving to an all year development model. Escape is being peered toward for middle of the season.

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