Ashley Judd to Star on NBC Drama Pilot ‘Salvation’

Ashley Judd to Star on NBC Drama Pilot 'Salvation'

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The project comes from David Janollari, the former MTV programming exec and “Six Feet Under” producer

Ashley Judd may be coming back to television if NBC orders drama pilot “Salvation” to series.

Judd has signed on to star in the project from David Janollari, the former MTV programming exec and “Six Feet Under” producer, the actress's representative told TheWrap.

She'll play the matriarch in the series, a provocative drama set against the backdrop of a prominent Texas church where faith, family and corruption are explored in equal measure. The pilot centers on Jennifer Strickland (Judd), who has to defend her children, church and religious beliefs after her husband dies under mysterious circumstances.

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Judd last starred on TV in ABC's short-lived drama “Missing,” which earned her an Emmy nomination and she had a supporting role in “Divergent.” She stars in “Dolphin Tale 2” this September and the upcoming indie film “Big Stone Gap.”

From Universal Television, “Salvation” will be also be executive produced and written by Liz Heldens (“Camp,” “Deception”).

WME and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown represent Judd.

  • Anonymous_02138

    Who was it who said “Fail, then fail better?” Seems like Ashley Judd is doing it in reverse. She's failing big (“Twisted” 2004, worst-reviewed movie of 2004 and last time she headlined a Hollywood movie, then she pretended to “retire” and do humanitarian work) and now small (“Missing” – crappy series that was canceled after one season – then she pretended it was supposed to be a mini-series all along). Not sure why people keep giving her work. She couldn't put butts in theater seats and then she couldn't get people to sit on their couches and watch her on TV. So they're giving her ANOTHER series to fail at?

  • Will

    I'd watch Ashley Judd in her own reality show. She can't act, but she's crazy enough in real life to get an audience.

  • john

    this is going to be a great series if given the chance