Lost's Kiele Sanchez may join cast of Football Wives
According to Reuters and the Hollywood Reporter, Kiele Sanchez may be the latest addition to the cast of Football Wives, the latest British television import. Sanchez is currently starring in the role of Nikki on Lost, although she has not made frequent appearances. This does not necessarily mean that Sanchez will be leaving the ABC drama, however. Reuters claims that the Football Wives role would be "in second position" to her work on Lost.
If negotiations go well, Sanchez will be playing an NFL player's pregnant wife, "a good-natured woman with a secret." Is there another kind? Football Wives centers on several women married to professional football players, similar to the British original Footballers' Wives, which focused on the wives of soccer players.
Episodes of the British series can be viewed on BBC America, and the American version would be set to air on ABC, which increases the likelihood of Sanchez being able to keep her Lost job. Other actors attached to the project (according to IMDb) include Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica) and Gabrielle Union (Bring it On).