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After five years of playing a rookie on “Covert Affairs,” Piper Perabo says she’s ready to play a boss.

Perabo plays powerful news producer Julia George on ABC’s highly anticipated show “Notorious,” alongside Daniel Sunjata, who plays criminal defense attorney Jake Gregorian.

The show is based off the real-life relationship between Wendy Walker, former producer for “Larry King Live,” and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos. Both are now producers on the show.

“It’s exciting to be playing real people and to have their input and their expertise and to have a wealth of stories,” said Perabo, who shadowed producers at CNN to prepare for the role.

She said she fell in love with Walker’s character the moment she read the script.

“I thought she was a boss and so I really wanted to do it,” Perabo told Hot Topics.

Perabo and Sunjata say viewers can expect a lot of drama and scandal throughout the series.

“There’s always more than one thing happening in every scene. There’s dimensionality too,” said Sunjata.

“Notorious”  airs on Thurdays at 9/8c on ABC.