Virginia Madsen To Join Cast Of NBC's The Event
Posted on Tue Dec 14, 2010 02:18 PM PDT

virgiem2007.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Virginia Madsen has reportedly signed on for a recurring role with new NBC drama The Event.

The Event follows a young man (Jason Ritter) looking for his missing girlfriend (Sarah Roemer), when he "stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself". Madsen will play Catherine Lewis, a former attorney who assumes her dead senator husband's post to carry out his political legacy, according to

The prime-time drama debuted in September and was picked up for a full Fall 2010-11 season in October.

The Academy Award nominated actress can next be seen in Red Riding Hood co-starring Amanda Seyfried. The Event will return Feb. 28, 2011 with 12 new episodes.