Salamander: Incorporated’s Allison Miller to Star in ABC Crime Pilot

Allison Miller, formerly of Syfy’s cancelled Incorporated, lands a lead role on ABC’s upcoming crime pilot Salamander.

While fans of Syfy’s future-set, company-dominated dystopia Incorporated recently found itself fatally downsized after just one season, one of its main stars in Allison Miller wasted no time rebounding, having already booked herself a starring television gig. Now, the actress will join an ABC pilot filled with high-tech criminal intrigue.

Deadline reports that Allison Miller has landed the female lead spot on ABC pilot Salamander. Based on a Belgian series of the same name, ABC’s Salamander will see Miller playing “Nora,” described as a brilliant Homeland Security agent and staff psychiatrist, also a former Ivy League professional with “sky-high IQ.” After the mysterious theft of 66 safety deposit boxes purportedly connected to clandestinely powerful people, Miller’s DHS agent Nora gets recruited by a character described as a “misanthropic engineer” for a perilous conspiracy-exposing endeavor. The original Belgian Salamander (whose third season is expected in 2018,) stars Filip Peeters as Paul Gerardi, a grizzled grey-hair police inspector, who, like Miller’s Nora, finds himself immersed in a deadly conspiracy from both sides of the law upon investigating a bank robbery.

ABC’s Salamander pilot will be a creative collaboration from a group of longtime television personnel in Josh Appelbaum, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinker and André Nemec, all of whom worked on CBS’s sci-fi thriller series Zoo. In the director’s chair for the pilot is Gary Fleder, a longtime small screen helmer who recently was behind the camera for episodes of shows like Zoo, Guilt, Kingdom, Scorpion, TURN: Washington’s Spies and Homefront. Fleder’s (less-stacked) big screen directorial CV is most prominently represented by his 2001 psychological thriller Don’t Say a Word, which starred Michael Douglas and became a post-Clueless dramatic breakthrough for the late Brittany Murphy.

Allison Miller, whose co-starring role on Syfy’s 10-episode Incorporated came to an end after the series was rendered an early 2017 casualty, has been a prominent mainstay on television for the past decade. She’s been a major part of many sunken small screen ships such as Karen Gillan sitcom Selfie, Matthew Perry sitcom Go On, Fox’s notoriously over-budget boondoggle Terra Nova and the ambitious, biblically-based alternate world drama Kings. Fortuitously, Salamander could become her most prominent opportunity, thus far.

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It will certainly be interesting to see how ABC’s adapted Salamander pilot progresses. In the meantime, check below for a trailer to the original Belgian series for context.