Isaiah Washington will guest-star in an arc of five episodes on NBC's new drama series "Bionic Woman," it was announced today at NBC's Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, CA. In addition, the network and studio are developing an action-series project with Washington based on an idea from Washington.

The announcement was made by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

"Isaiah Washington is a very talented and versatile actor and I've always admired his work," said Silverman. "These episodes on 'Bionic Woman' and the new development deal will showcase his talents, and we look forward to producing some great television together."

"Great television is all about brilliant actors who can inhabit strong characters," said Katherine Pope, President, Universal Media Studios. "That's what this role on 'Bionic Woman' called for, and Isaiah is the perfect actor to do it."

On "Bionic Woman," Washington will play a mysterious person who is brought into the enigmatic scientific organization that is responsible for creating the bionics that turn Jaime Sommers (Michelle Ryan) into the "Bionic Woman." His agenda is unclear as he instructs Jaime on how to handle her new abilities.