Peter Facinelli in Odyssey TV Show Picked Up by NBC
Peter Facinelli is starring in a new TV show Odyssey for NBC. Peter plays Peter Decker. This from NBC:
In this “Traffic”-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide – a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist.
After a team of American soldiers battle jihadists in North Africa, they’re shocked to find that one of the men they killed is Al Qaeda’s top man. Sergeant Odelle Ballard – a soldier, mother, wife and the unit’s only female member – discovers computer files that suggest a major U.S. corporation is funding the jihadists. But before she can tell anyone, her team is attacked and left for dead. News is reported that the unit was wiped out, but the truth is that Odelle survived and is the only witness to her unit’s assassination by U.S. Special Forces.
In New York, former U.S. Attorney Peter Decker is working on a merger deal for the same company that was funneling money to the jihadists. And meanwhile, Harrison Walters, a political activist and trust fund kid, meets a hacker who claims to have unearthed a massive military-industrial conspiracy. And he’s right: he’s stumbled onto the cover-up that began with Odelle and will soon be out in the open… and everyone’s lives will be in danger. The only way they’ll ever save their country, their families and themselves is by joining forces and exposing the people behind it.
From director Peter Horton (“Grey’s Anatomy”) comes a complex journey through global politics, military secrets and three strangers who only have one thing in common… the truth.
Peter is leaving Nurse Jackie and had this to say:
“You know I’ve done it for six years,” Facinelli told E! News at the launch of Zooey Deschanel‘s new capsule collection for Tommy Hilfiger. “They’ve become like a family to me, Edie [Falco], Merritt [Weaver]. They are all such a great team of actors to work with. And I love the character, he is so much fun. But after six years I felt like, well, I’m contracted through seven, I kind of wanted to see what else is out there. And try a new character on for size and try something new.”