NCIS actress Paula Newsome is set to star as a series regular in NBC drama pilot Suspicion, based on the book by Joseph Finder.

The series is described as a Hitchcockian thriller about how far one man will go to save the people he loves. After Danny Goldman accepts a handshake loan from his new friend and millionaire neighbor, he gets a visit from the FBI and learns that the decision is one he will regret for the rest of his life. Coerced to work as an informant for the FBI to earn back his freedom, Danny is forced to infiltrate a world of violence and corruption while trying to protect his family.

Newsome will play Agent Peters. With a calm demeanor, Agent Peters still makes Danny uneasy despite her efforts to be honest and straightforward.

Newsome is known for her role as Jackie Vance on NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and has recurred on series such as Transparent and No Tomorrow. She’ll next be seen in Bill Hader’s HBO comedy series Barry.