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.
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.