Q & A: Maria Bello on ‘Prime Suspect’ and Finding the Perfect Hat

On September 22nd, NBC is premiering it’s new drama,Prime Suspect, based on the critically-acclaimed British television series of the same name.

Prime Suspect was a huge hit on the BBC, airing between 1991 and 2006 and starring Helen Mirren. In this version, NBC, Maria Bello stars as the ‘tough-as-nails’ Detective Jane Timoney (it was Jane Tennison in the U.K. version), who is an “outsider who has just transferred to a new squad where her new colleagues already dislike her.”

The show was developed for American audiences byAlexandra Cunningham (Desperate Housewives, NYPD Blue) and director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights,Hancock, the upcoming Battleship) and also stars Aidan QuinnBrian O’Byrne (Flash Forward and the under-rated An Everlasting Piece) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe).

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