Actress Katie Holmes has teamed with former Sons of Anarchy co-executive producer Mike Daniels for a character-driven action drama, which has been sold to Cinemax. Universal Television, where Daniels is an overall deal, is the studio.

CinemaxBased on characters conceived together by both Holmes and Daniels, the untitled show follows a victims’ rights advocate who is attacked by a stalker and then returns to the streets of her crime-ridden past to seek justice. Daniels will write the script and will serve as showrunner. He and Holmes executive produce. There are no current plans for Holmes to star though that is a possibility subject to availability.

Mike DanielsThis marks Universal TV’s first project for Cinemax. The studio recently set up a high-profile show at sibling HBO, starring and executive produced by Alec Baldwin.

Holmes, repped by ICM Partners, Untitled and Sloane Offer, co-stars opposite Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren in Woman In Gold and recently made her directorial debut with the short film Eternal Princess at the Tribeca Film Festival. She will next be seen in a season-long recurring role on the third season of the Showtime drama Ray Donovan.

Daniels, whose series credits also include Pan Am and The Vampire Diaries, is repped by ICM Partners and Jackoway Tyerman.