Annie Ilonzeh is set to lead the NBC drama pilot, Getaway.
Written by JJ Bailey and Moira Kirland, Getaway follows a destination wedding at an isolated luxury resort that quickly descends into chaos after a group of dangerous criminals takes the island hostage. The small group of guests, led by a fearless female Army vet Tessa Carrillo (Ilonzeh), will do everything they can to stay alive.
Ilonzeh’s Tessa Carrillo is 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.
The project comes from Blacklist Blacklist exec producers John Davis and John Fox and Universal TV, a division of Universal Studios Group. It also reunites Ilonzeh with NBC where she starred in its series Chicago Fire as paramedic Emily Foster for two seasons.
Davis and Fox executive produce via Davis Entertainment. Universal TV is the studio.
Ilonzeh was recently cast in the upcoming indie spy thriller Agent Game. She also recently wrapped her lead role in Taylor’s horror film Don’t Fear. Her credits include Peppermint, All Eyez on Me, Empire, Arrow and Charlie’s Angels.