Sackhoff -- who's also starring in an NBC pilot from "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf -- is set to play a murder suspect on the long-running series, which begins its 19th season Wednesday, Nov. 5. An airdate for her episode hasn't been set.
She's among a number of well-known guest stars set to appear on the show, including Ned Beatty, former "ER" star Sherry Stringfield, Jena Malone, Tom Everett Scott and Vivica A. Fox.
The season will begin with an episode called "Rumble," in which Detectives Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Bernard (Anthony Anderson) investigate the murder of a stockbroker who was beaten to death in broad daylight.
The Nov. 19 episode will feature Oscar and Emmy nominee Beatty ("Network," "Charlie Wilson's War") as a past-his-prime judge and Stringfield, who recently recurred on HBO's "Tell Me You Love Me," as his clerk. Malone ("Donnie Darko," "Into the Wild") will guest on Dec. 3 in an episode about a young woman who leaves a polygamist cult.
Sackhoff's "Law & Order" appearance coincides with a starring role in "Lost and Found," a pilot Wolf is executive producing for NBC. She'll play a Los Angeles detective who's relegated to working cases with anonymous victims after fighting with higher-ups in the department. Brian Cox ("Deadwood," "The Bourne Supremacy") will play her old-school partner.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun