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.
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).
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.