Sandra Gonzalez
February 23, 2012 AT 10:14 PM EST

Friday Night Lights alum Aimee Teegarden has picked up her next TV project and it will likely prove to be a buzzy one.

The actress has nabbed the lead role in the CW’s hourlong drama, The Selection. It’s touted as a romantic story set in the future that centers around an impoverished young woman who is picked to participate in a competition to be the next queen of a war-torn nation. One insider described it to EW back in January as, “The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor.”

Veteran scribe Elizabeth Craft (Shield, Vampire Diaries) and Sarah Fain are set to executive produce the show, based on the book by Kiera Cass.

Post-FNL, Teegarden has appeared in the latest Scream movie and Disney’s Prom. TVLine first reported the announcement.

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