Ashley Judd to Star in NBC Church Drama ‘Salvation’

Ashley Judd has been tapped to play the matriarch in Liz Heldens’ NBC pilot “Salvation,” sources have confirmed.

The drama follows a family that rallies together after the death of their father, the leader of a Texas megachurch. “The Following’s” Warren Kole has already been cast in the project.

Heldens, who created “Deception” and co-created “Camp” for NBC, will exec produce with David Janollari and Universal Television. Jeffrey Reiner (“Friday Night Lights,” “Awake”) will direct.

Judd, who is repped by WME, received an Emmy nomination for the miniseries “Missing.” She stars in the upcoming films “Dolphin Tale 2” and “Big Stone Gap” and also has a supporting role in “Divergent.”

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