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NBC's mystery drama pilot "Emergence" has found its star.

"Fargo" alum Allison Tolman has nabbed the lead role, Deadline reports. The pilot comes from ABC Studios and is written by creators and executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. Paul McGuigan will direct.

The potential series centers on a police chief, giving Tolman the chance to again play a law enforcement officer, as she did in "Fargo." This time, her character, Jo, is newly divorced and living with her teenage daughter and retired father. Her life changes when she begins investigating a mysterious accident and finds and takes in a young child who has gaps in her memory and is somehow connected to a conspiracy.

"Fargo" marks one of many TV roles Tolman has landed. She had a lead role in 2017's short-lived comedy "Downward Dog" and has appeared in episodes of "Castle Rock," "Good Girls," and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," among many others. Tolman has also appeared in films such as "The Sisters Brothers," "Killing Gunther," and "The House."

Robert Atwood will produce the "Emergence" pilot, while Fazekas, Butters, and McGuigan will all serve as executive producers.

[via: Deadline]