Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) has signed on to star in ABC's untitled Richard Hatem drama pilot.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sackhoff co-stars on Fox's 24 this season.

The crime drama centers on a beautiful female detective (Sackhoff) who teams with a disgraced ex-cop to solve crimes and untangle the conspiracy that sent him underground.

The producers of 24 are tightlipped about any plot twists on the real-time action drama, but it's understood that Sackhoff's story line would allow her to take on a new series for next season even if 24 was to return for a ninth cycle.