anna friel peter facinelli getty odyssey 'Odyssey' picked up, brings 'Pushing Daisies' star Anna Friel back to NBCAhead of the 2014-15 TV network upfronts presentations next week in New York, the networks are announcing several series that have been officially picked up for next year’s TV season. NBC just announced “Marry Me” and “Allegiance” and now the Peacock has added one more.

“Odyssey,” a conspiracy thriller, has been given the order to series, reports The Hollywood Reporter. It stars Anna Friel (“Pushing Daisies”) as a soldier, Peter Facinelli (“Nurse Jackie”) as a corporate attorney and Jake Robinson (“The Carrie Diaries”) as a political activist who all get caught up in the same international political/military conspiracy.

The supporting cast includes Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Elena Kampouris, Danielle Pineda, Jim True-Frost and Treat Williams, while the show is being executive produced by Peter Horton, a three-time Emmy nominee for his work on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

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