09/09/2013 at 05:30 PM EDT
Don't call it a comeback, but Katherine Heigl
is returning to the small screen.
Three years after she left Grey's Anatomy
to focus on her family
and work on her movie career, the 34-year-old is heading back to the small screen in a CIA drama.
that NBC has snapped up the rights to the untitled show, which the mother of two
She's set to play a CIA analyst whose job is to debrief and strategize with the president.
"The story is not only compelling and intelligent but a look behind the curtain at the CIA we haven't seen before in film or television," Heigl said in a statement. "I am thrilled and honored to be asked to be a part of developing these stories and this character and bringing it all to life."