Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest, Life) headlines the new series Reverie, a thriller that centers on Mara Kint (Shahi), a former hostage negotiator turned college professor. Haunted by a personal tragedy, Mara is offered a new job by her former boss (24’s Dennis Haysbert) to save people from an addictive virtual-reality program that has dangerous repercussions.

“These people are getting stuck in there and they don’t want to come out,” said Shahi. “I’m somebody who has to go in, learn about them, learn about their subconscious behavior and try to convince them to come back to reality.”

Click on the media bar to hear Shahi talk about Reverie’s prescient themes:

Reverie, co-starring Kathryn Morris (Cold Case) and Jessica Lu, premieres May 30 on NBC (10 pm et/pt).

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