Sophia Bush was a key part of the Chicago P.D. cast for its first several years on the air, and she left the show following Season 4. At first, it wasn’t entirely clear why she was leaving or whether she would be back, but she opened up in subsequent months regarding what happened and even how she told her bosses about her decision.
Fortunately for her fans, leaving P.D. didn’t mean the end of opportunities on TV. Sophia Bush recently landed another TV role, and this one will take her back to the network where she had her breakout role: The CW.
This TV role for Sophia Bush in 2019 was revealed when the actress herself reposted a photo from Jane the Virgin leading man Justin Baldoni on Instagram. She didn’t reveal what role she would be playing on Jane the Virgin, when in the final season she would appear, or what she would be doing, but Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez apparently called her up with the invite! Judging by her caption, Bush is having a great time on set of Jane the Virgin.
Sadly, we can’t count on Sophia Bush playing a character who will be back time and time again. Jane the Virgin will kick off its fifth and final season in the not-too-distant future. Then again, maybe she could return for the Jane the Virgin spinoff if that happens! Gina Rodriguez will reportedly be involved, so maybe she could bring her gal pal back again. Jane the Virgin returns for its final season on March 27, so Bush will presumably make her Jane debut (and CW return) at some point this spring.
Now, what else does Sophia Bush have in the works? If all goes well, she’ll be making her way to CBS for an exciting new lead role on a brand new show. Back in September 2018, Deadline reported that Bush had signed on to star in a spy thriller drama called Surveillance. The project assembled a team behind the scenes including Matt Reeves of The Passage and Batman, David C. White of Sons of Liberty, and Patricia Riggen of Jack Ryan.
The behind-the-scenes team seems ideally suited for a spy thriller, and Sophia Bush’s past work proves that she can handle action and adventure as well as emotional arcs. Although Surveillance did not receive a series order right off the bat, CBS gave a production commitment to the project in what was then described as “one of the biggest sales so far this pitch season.”
It was later announced that Dennis Haysbert of 24 fame had been cast alongside Sophia Bush, with him slated to play an NSA deputy director to Bush’s NSA operative by the name of Maddy. Unfortunately, there is not yet any news about whether or not viewers will get to see Surveillance with Bush and Haysbert, but fans can cross their fingers. What is certain is that Bush will be back on the small screen in the not-too-distant future with Jane the Virgin.