British actress Lena Headey has landed the lead role in the forthcoming Terminator television spin-off. Headey will play SARAH CONNOR in the pilot episode of THE SARAH CONOR CHRONICLES, and will replace Linda Hamilton who made the part famous in the first two Terminator films. The episode is set to be directed by David Nutter, who counts BAND OF BROTHERS, ER and The Sopranos among his credentials. The series fills in the gaps between Terminator 1 and 2, and will see Sarah Connor and son John battling space-age criminals in downtown Los Angeles.