Kyra Sedgwick Returns to TV with ABC's Ten Days in the Valley

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Kyra Sedgwick is returning to series-regular television!

She's set to star as the lead on Ten Days in the Valley, a straight-to-series thriller which will air on ABC in 2017.


Sedgwick will play Jane Sadler, an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a separation.

Her life will be torn apart when her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night.

Suddenly, her real life becomes a lot like that of her controversial police TV show.

Everything is a mystery, everybody has a secret and nobody can be trusted.

Demi Moore was originally attached to star in Ten Days in the Valley, and the program was shopped around to various networks.

It would have been Moore's first major television role since she starred on General Hospital in the 80s, but she chose not to move forward.

This will be Sedgwick's first regular role since The Closer went off the air in 2012, and she was most recently seen on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

"Playing Jane Sadler is exactly the deep and emotionally charged role I was searching for in a series," Sedgwick said.

"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."

"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 ABC Entertainment Group president Channing Dungey.

"We're thrilled to have the amazing Kyra Sedgwick play this compelling role'" 

Ten Days in the Valley is the networks first straight to series purchase and joins other freshman series such as Notorious, Designated Survivor, Still Star-Crossed, Conviction and Time After Time.

Skydance is also expanding. They currently have Grace and Frankie on Netflix, the upcoming Spike series Red Mars and Amazon's Jack Ryan, among others.

"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," Skydance TV president Marcy Ross said.

Ten Days in the Valley will being production in 2017.

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