Kyra Sedgwick will star in the new drama “Ten Days in the Valley,” which has gotten a straight to series order at ABC, TheWrap has learned.
Sedgwick is taking over for Demi Moore, who was previously attached to star. She will also executive produce the ten-episode series from Skydance Television.
Created, written, and executive produced by “Rookie Blue” co-creator Tassie Cameron — who also serves as showrunner — the show will debut on ABC in 2017. It marks Sedgwick’s return to headlining a drama series following her seven-season tenure on “The Closer.”
The series follows Jane Sadler (Sedgwick), an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a separation. When her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night, Jane’s world — and her controversial police series – -implodes.
“‘Ten Days in the Valley’ has everything: it’s a thriller, it’s a taut, exciting love story and it has the kind of character our audience loves, a strong, powerful woman who is also dangerously flawed. We’re thrilled to have the amazing Kyra Sedgwick play this compelling role,” said Channing Dungey, newly anointed president of ABC Entertainment.
Sedgwick’s role as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on TNT’s first original series, ‘The Closer,’ garnered her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 for Best Dramatic Actress, four Emmy nominations and a win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2010, seven SAG nominations, and a 2009 People’s Choice Award.