Dexter alum Jennifer Carpenter has been cast as the lead in USA Network’s geo-political drama pilot Stanistan, TVWise has learned.
Stanistan follows the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists operate in a delicate balance of danger and silliness using every coping mechanism available.
Jennifer Carpenter will play Marcie Post, the US State Departments press officer for the region who has been stationed at the Embassy in Stanistan for the past four months.
The drama, which received a cast contingent pilot order from USA Network back in May, was penned by Andy Parker and is being produced by Universal Cable Productions. Steve Scheffer is also on-board to executive produce.