Westworld’s Katja Herbers To Lead CBS Drama Evil

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Westworld's Katja Herbers To Lead CBS Drama Evil

Westworld’s Katja Herbers to lead CBS drama Evil

Deadline has brought word that Katja Herbers, co-star of the second season of HBO’s acclaimed Westworld, has signed on to star in the upcoming CBS drama Evil from The Good Wife‘s creators Robert and Michelle King.

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The duo will executive produce and write the series, which focuses on “a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.”

Herbers has signed on to star in the King-created series as Kristen Benoist, the skeptical female psychologist.

The 38-year-old actress, who is known for starring in the short-lived but highly acclaimed WGN America drama series Manhattan, was most recently seen in the acclaimed second season of HBO’s Westworld and Discovery Channel’s thriller miniseries Manhunt: Unabomber alongside Sam Worthington (Avatar 2) and Paul Bettany (Avengers: Endgame).

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The Kings signed a deal with CBS TV Studios last fall and produced the hit drama The Good Wife, starring Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, and Josh Carles; along with BrainDead, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, and Aaron Tveit. Per the report the couple are also developing the series Girls with Guns.

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