According to Deadline, the 'Undercovers' star will play opposite '24' veteran Kiefer Sutherland in the new Fox pilot that's scheduled to make a midseason debut.
Sutherland stars as Martin, the father of Jake, a boy who can predict future events. Jake communicates with martin via a series of numbers.
Mbatha-Raw will play Clea Hopkins, a social worker who is assigned to check up on Martin and Jake's living situation.
Danny Glover has also been tapped to star in the pilot, from 'Heroes' creator Tim Kring. Glover will play a professor who deals with children who are good with numbers.