Actress Paula Patton has landed her first major Tv role in a new drug cartel drama.

The Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol beauty will portray a woman whose perfect life is torn apart by a twist of fate which draws her into the dangerous world of drug and gun runners in Runner, reports

How To Get Away With Murder director Michael Offer will take charge of the pilot episode.

Patton has previously made small appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and comedy/drama series Single Ladies, but Runner will mark her first leading role on Tv.