A&E’s drama pilot Those Who Kill has landed Chloë Sevigny as one of the leads. The project, an adaptation of a Danish crime series based on the books by Elsebeth Egholm, revolves around a police detective and a forensic profiler who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. In a rich cable casting deal, Sevigny will play female lead Catherine Jensen, the newly appointed Detective in the Boston Police Department’s Homicide Division who is intelligent, fearless, strong and determined. Joe Carnahan is directing Those Who Kill from a script by Glen Morgan. Imagine Television and Fox 21 produce, with Morgan, Carnahan, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Peter Bose and Jonas Allen executive producing.

Sevigny won a Golden Globe for her role on HBO’s Big Love and was nominated for an Oscar for Boys Don’t Cry. She recently starred in Paul Abbot’s provocative Sky Atlantic drama Hit And Miss, which aired in the US on DirecTV. Sevigny, repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment, recurs on FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum and on the upcoming season of IFC’s Portlandia.