Ireland appeared in four episodes of Homeland as terrorist Aileen Morgan.
Her new pilot - written by Richard LaGravenese (Water for Elephants) - is a legal thriller that follows Adam Powell, a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that leads to the reopening of a controversial murder case.
Tony-winning actress Ireland has been cast as Christina Rosa, who works for non-profit legal organisation The Innocence Project.
Her past credits include 2008 film Rachel Getting Married, HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce and guest spots on The Good Wife, Unforgettable and The Killing.
David Manson (Damages) will serve as showrunner on the AMC pilot, executive producing with director Tony Goldwyn (Dexter) and LaGravenese.
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