EXCLUSIVE: Monster director Patty Jenkins, who helmed the pilot for AMC’s mystery drama The Killing, is back on pilot directing duty with ABC‘s drama Betrayal. Written by David Zabel, Betrayal is a serialized drama based on the 2011 Dutch series Overspel. It centers on a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband, the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved. Zabel is executive producing Betrayal with Scripted World’s Rob Golenberg and Alon Aranya. ABC Studios is producing.
In addition to the Killing pilot, which earned her a DGA Award and an Emmy nomination, Jenkins directed the AMC’s pivotal second season finale, which resolved the two-season-long murder mystery and served as a series finale until the network recently resurrected the previously cancelled series for a third season. Jenkins also directed a segment of the star-studded Lifetime breast cancer film Five.