Hightown Starring Monica Raymund Ordered to Series at Starz!

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Monica Raymund is headed back to the small screen, and this time, she's joining the world of premium cable TV. 

Hightown, starring the former Chicago Fire actress was among two series orders at Starz on Monday. 

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The series order comes just two months after Raymund landed the lead role ... back when the series was going under the title P-Town. 

It follows the life of Jackie Quinones (Raymund), "a lesbian National Marine Fisheries Services officer, happy to use her gun and badge to pick up tourist chicks in “P-Town” — the gay mecca of Provincetown, MA."

Things take a wild turn for her after she finds a dead body which is "collateral damage of the opioid epidemic."

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Jackie is then inspired to solve the murder, all while facing "her own addictive behaviors."

Dark dramas play best on cable and streaming, so we can't think of a better home for the series than Starz, and it's certainly an interesting vehicle for Raymund to move following her six-year stint on NBC's Chicago Fire. 

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Raymund's exit from the firefighter drama was a shock for many fans, but it sounded like the actress was ready to spread her wings and take on different roles. 

Hightown is penned by Rebecca Cutter (Gotham, The Mentalist), who is also on board to executive produce with Gary Lennon, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, and KristieAnne Reed.

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The second series to land a series order today at the network is P-Valley. 

“Down deep in the Mississippi Delta lies an oasis of grit and glitter in a rough patch of human existence where beauty can be hard to find," reads the official logline.

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"This Southern-fried, hour-long drama tells the kaleidoscopic story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the big characters who come through its doors — the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful, and the damned."

"Trap music meets film noir in this lyrical and atmospheric series that dares to ask what happens when small-town folk dream beyond the boundaries of the Piggly Wiggly and the pawn shop.”

Brandee Evans (The Bobby Brown Story), Nicco Annan (Shameless), Shannon Thornton (Power), and J. Alphonse Nicholson (Chicago P.D., The Blacklist) star on the series. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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