Jennifer Carpenter Cast as Lead in New ABC Drama

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Jennifer Carpenter is returning from the dead.

The beloved Dexter star, whose character was controversially killed off on the Dexter Season 8 finale, has landed the lead role on ABC's Sea of Fire.

Debra in Trouble

The pilot, written by Scandal's Jenna Bans, centers on three young girls who star in an X-rated movie. These roles tear their families apart and result in a disappearance, a homicide and many other mysteries within a previously-idyllic town.

TV Line broke this exciting piece of casting news.

If ordered to series, Sea of Fire could end up on ABC's 2014-2015 schedule.

But you need not wait until then to see Carpenter in action. She was incredible over the final two seasons of her Showtime drama's run and you can watch Dexter online right now to relive her best moments.

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