Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) is set for a lead role in CMT’s soapy, comedic pilot His Wives and Daughters.

Created and produced by Dina Chapman and Steve Sessions, the project centers on the eclectic and cunning wives and daughters of larger-than-life country music legend (and infamous womanizer) Eddie Ray Banks. After his estranged family is brought together unexpectedly, tempers flare and old rivalries resurface, setting the stage for startling secrets to emerge as an unforgettable mystery begins to unfold.

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Seymour will play Lorna Larson Banks, Eddie’s gorgeous, tough-as-nails and force-to-be-reckoned-with first wife who parlayed her early career success as a duo with Eddie into a huge solo career that eventually matched or even eclipsed her former husband’s. Now one of the most famous women in country music, Lorna has her own successful theater in Branson and is slightly out of touch with reality as a result of being in the public eye for so long. She and Eddie have one daughter together, April, but Lorna hasn’t spoken to her since April published a salacious tell-all memoir.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date, and production is slated to begin this January.

Seymour is known for her Golden Globe-winning role as Dr. Quinn on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, which ran for six seasons from 1993-98 on CBS. Her most recent projects include Netflix feature Sandy opposite Adam Sandler; indie features Bereave, co-starring Malcolm McDowell, which she produces; and Scout and High Strung, for which she is also an executive producer. She also appears in UK Sky TV drama Hooten and the Lady, which premiered in September. Seymour is repped by Innovative Artists and attorney Paul Mayersohn.