Jennifer Carpenter, co-star of Showtime’s recently concluded sure-he’s-a-serial-killer-but-come-on-give-him-a-break series Dexter, will star in a new USA Network pilot about American government workers operating in the Middle East. Titled Stanistan after the fictional country in which it’s set, the show is described as a drama, albeit one in which “State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and levity.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, Carpenter will star in the pilot as a public affairs officer and spin doctor named Marcie Post, apparently by people who wanted us to spend the rest of the day thinking about a wacky Middle Eastern version of Night Court that takes place under sharia law.

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