Friday, June 18, 2021

Development News - Annie Ilonzeh Set as Lead in NBC Drama Pilot 'Getaway' Written by JJ Bailey and Moira Kirland

Development News - June 18, 2021

NBC's Getaway.

  • Annie Ilonzeh will play the lead role on the drama pilot written by JJ Bailey and Moira Kirland. She previously starred for two seasons in NBC's Chicago Fire. She has also recurred on Freeform's Switched at Birth, CBS' Person of Interest and FOX's Empire.
  • She will play Tessa Carrillo, a physically tough Army medical vet who at 18 put her career dreams on hold after her parents died to take care of her younger sister, Grace. Although the siblings are now on different paths, with Grace marrying a political scion, Tessa is attending her wedding in the hopes she can relax and reconnect with her sister.