“Supergirl” recurring guest star Sharon Leal just landed a series regular role in CBS’ upcoming drama, “Instinct.”

According to TV Line, “Instinct” will follow the life of Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming), a former CIA operative who has since then built a normal life as a gifted professor and writer. However, he suddenly gets lured back into his old life by a tenacious NYPD detective named Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic). The latter will reach out to the former in an attempt to track down a notorious serial killer.

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Leal will give life to the character of Lizzie’s friend. She also works at the NYPD and has recently been promoted by their boss. Originally, the role was given to “CSI: Miami” star, Khandi Alexander, in the pilot. The cast of “Instinct” also includes Naveen Andrews and Daniel Ings. The pilot episode is based on the novel of James Patterson that will soon be published in different parts of the world. The pilot is also written Michael Rauch. He also serves as executive producer alongside Alex Kurtzman and Patterson.

Meanwhile, Leal’s other TV credits include a role in “Boston Public,” “Private Practice,” “Grimm,” “Hellcats” and “Guiding Light.” Other than “Supergirl,” the actress most recently starred in the canceled Freeform series, “Recovery Road.” In the show, Leal played the role of Charlotte Graham, the mother of Maddie Graham (Jessica Sula), a recovering addict.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leal also appeared in the pilot for CBS TV Studios’ drama, “The Untitled Jenny Lumet Project,” which was not picked up to series. The actress, who is represented by Paradigm and Authentic Talent and Literary Management also starred in “Dreamgirls” and “Why Did I Get Married.”

As of late, the premiere of “Instinct” has not yet been announced by CBS. But it is already guaranteed that the new show won’t air anytime this year. The network already released their full schedule for 2017 to 2018 last month. The first series that will be released this fall is “Big Bang Theory” on Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. This will be followed by the sitcom’s prequel, “Young Sheldon” at 9 p.m. ET.

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Sharon Leal will play the role of Lizzie Needham’s (Bojana Novakovic) yet-to-be-named friend in “Instinct.” Pictured: Leal at the Freeform’s “Recovery Road” panel in Pasadena, California on Jan. 9, 2016. Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown