An upcoming episode of the crime drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent is set to feature Sex and the City 2 co-star Cynthia Nixon.

According to Michael Ausiello's all-things-television website, Nixon will appear on the series' tenth and possibly final season that premiered Sunday on cabler USA Network.

Nixon will play Amanda Reese, a larger-than-life Broadway director attempting to stage a technically ambitious play called Icarus. The role is loosely based on Director Julie Taymor and her troubled production of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, which has been plagued by delays and safety issues.

Reese and musical producer Arno become murder suspects after the death of an actor on stage. Rock star Bono, who collaborated with Taymor on the musical score for her production, is most likely the inspiration behind Arno's character.

Lesbian entertainment website is reporting that in the episode Arno is caught cheating on his wife with – most likely – a male colleague.

Nixon won a Guest Star Emmy in 2007 for playing a woman with multiple personalities on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.