Dexter alumna Jennifer Carpenter has lined up her next project, signing on as the female lead in ABC’s drama pilot Sea Of Fire, from writer Jenna Bans, Sony TV, Scripted World and Mandeville. When three teenage girls star in a pornographic film, it tears their families apart and leads to a disappearance, a murder and host of other secrets boiling under the surface in a small town. Carpenter will play Leah Pierce, a driven FBI agent brought in to investigate the disappearance.
Patrick Murney has been cast as a series regular in Ed Burns’ TNT pilot Public Morals, executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Set in 1967 in New York City’s Public Morals Division, it centers on cop Terry Muldoon (Burns), who is determined to raise his sons to be honest and hardworking as he deals with the dark underbelly of the vice world. Murney, repped by Tim Sage and TGE, plays Petey “Mac” Mackenna, a young and hip Irish cop.