The network has ordered 10 hourlong episodes, Variety has learned. No premiere date has been set, and the project won’t head into production until 2017.
“Ten Days in the Valley” hails from “Rookie Blue” co-creator Tassie Cameron, and is produced by Skydance Television. Sedgwick is also on board to executive produce.
The series follows Jane Sadler (Sedgwick), an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a separation, whose life is turned upside down when her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. Just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret, and no one can be trusted.
“10 Days in the Valley” was originally developed with Moore attached, and was shopped around to networks beginning in February of this year. Moore was on board to star when the series was a cable project, but opted not to go forth when it landed on broadcast. The show would have marked her first major television role since “General Hospital” in the ’80s.
The drama is Sedgwick’s first series regular role following TNT’s “The Closer,” which wrapped in 2012 after seven seasons. Since then, the Golden Globe and Emmy winner has recurred on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and has had various film roles.
“Playing Jane Sadler is exactly the deep and emotionally charged role I was searching for in a series. I look forward to working with the team at Skydance, who have continuously created exceptional film and TV projects. We are all very excited that ‘Ten Days in the Valley’ has found its home on ABC,” commented Sedgwick.
For ABC, the project falls into the network’s new regime of including more procedural dramas. It marks the second straight-to-series order at the net for the 2016-17 season, following Kiefer Sutherland’s “Designated Survivor,” which premieres this fall.
ABC’s new president Channing Dungey said, “‘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. We’re thrilled to have the amazing Kyra Sedgwick play this compelling role.”
“Kyra is an extraordinary performer who lends an incredible sense of intensity and commitment to her work, and we are so excited to partner with her, Tassie, and ABC to bring our riveting new series to network television audiences next year,” said Marcy Ross, President of Skydance Television, who will serve as an exec producer. Other exec producers are Jill Littman, David Ellison, and Dana Goldberg, while Cameron is also writing and serving as showrunner.
Sedgwick is represented by CAA, Impression Entertainment, and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams LLP. Cameron is repped by CAA, Jerry Kalajian of Intellectual Property Group, Lesley Harrison in Canada, and attorney David Fox.