Pushing Daisies star Anna Friel has been cast in Odyssey, a new drama pilot for NBC.

The 37-year-old actress, who is best known stateside for her starring role in Pushing Dasies will star opposite actor Jake Robinson in the military based drama. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter Odyssey centres on three families who are torn apart when a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.

Friel is set to play Sergeant Odelle Ballard, the only woman on her military squad who has a husband and a child at home.

The character is destined to stumble upon a conspiracy and, in time, make real change in the world. 

The Following's Adam Armus and Kay Foster will pen the script and executive produce, alongside Peter Horton, who will direct the pilot and pen episodes should the project move forward.