The Closer star Kyra Sedgwick is returning to primetime as the star of another drama series, Ten Days In the Valley. ABC has closed a deal for a 10-episode straight-to-series order for the project, from Tassie Cameron, co-creator and head writer of hit cop series Rookie Blue, and Skydance Television (Grace and Frankie). The series will debut in late midseason 2017, summer or early fall. The drama originally was taken out by Skydance in February with Demi Moore attached to star.
Ten Days In the Valley follows Jane Sadler (Sedgwick), an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation. When her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night, Jane’s world — and her controversial police series — implodes. Life imitates art: everything’s a mystery, everyone has a secret, and no one can be trusted.
“Ten Days in the Valley has everything: it’s a thriller, it’s a taut, exciting love story and it has the kind of character our audience loves, a strong, powerful woman who is also dangerously flawed,” said Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to have the amazing Kyra Sedgwick play this compelling role.”
Added Sedgwick, “Playing Jane Sadler is exactly the deep and emotionally charged role I was searching for in a series.”
Cameron will serve as writer/showrunner. of the series, which she executive produces with Sedgwick, Jill Littman and Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. The series will go into production next year.
Sedgwick, who won an Emmy for her role as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnsonon on the TNT drama The Closer, recently recurred on the Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and executive produced the TNT drama series Proof. She stars in The Edge of Seventeen, which will premiere during the Closing Night Gala of The Toronto International Film Festival and is in pre-production on her directorial film debut, A Story of a Girl. Sedgwick is repped by Impression Entertainment, CAA and Schreck Rose.
Cameron, who won Canada’s Gemini Award for her writing work on The Eleventh Hour, also did a stint on the popular series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She is repped by Intellectual Property Group, CAA, Lesley Harrison in Canada, and attorney David Fox.