Actress Ruth lands starring role as FBI agent in Hollywood sci-fi thriller
FROM gritty gangsters to aliens and space ships: Love/Hate actress Ruth Bradley has landed a major role in a Hollywood sci-fi drama.
The star has been building up her profile in the US over the past year, attending a number of casting calls. And now the 26-year-old has landed the lead in US pilot Horizon.
Ruth will play the part of FBI agent Lauren Howl in the sci-fi thriller.
The series is set during the Second World War. It begins with Lauren making a startling discovery that her husband may have been killed in a battle with a spaceship in the South Pacific.
As she tries to uncover the truth, she becomes the only person who can save the Earth from an alien invasion.
Ruth's character is described as possessing "translucent charm quick wit and a loving heart, mixed liberally with the stubbornness of a boulder".
Boardwalk Empire actress Meg Steedle will also star in the pilot.
She will play Ellen Olsen, Lauren's best friend and a refined debutante turned upper-level FBI secretary.
The pilot will be produced by Gale Anne Hurd, the brains behind Walking Dead, and is due to air in December.
Ruth, who played opposite Robert Sheehan as his sister Mary in Love/Hate, was cast in the lead role in ABC pilot Beauty And The Beast last year.
Unfortunately that series wasn't picked up but her on-screen presence impressed execs.
She's not the only Love/Hate cast member to be moving up.
Later this summer, Cassandra Clare's highly anticipated vampire franchise Mortal Instruments will hit cinema screens, and Robert Sheehan has been cast as the heroine's dorky best friend, Simon.
Ruth Negga, who played Rosie in RTE's gritty gangland series, starred in Brad Pitt's World War Z.