NBC's Bone Collector Reboot Taps Arielle Kebbel as Female Lead

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Arielle Kebbel is staying with NBC for her next TV role. 

The actress will star opposite Grimm grad Russell Hornsby on the network's Bone Collector reboot, Lincoln, according to Deadline

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It follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the serial killer known as the Bone Collector.

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Lincoln is called back to work when the killer returns and forms a partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly killer while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.

NBC ordered a pilot for Lincoln back in January, and there's a good chance it will be part of the network's 2019-20 schedule. 

This is not the first time the Jeffery Deaver novel will be on the screen. Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie starred in the 1999 movie adaptation. 

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While it was a hit at the box office, critics were less enthusiastic about the movie, and it has an approval rating of just 28% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

The NBC adaptation is written and executive produced by VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli. Seth Gordon (The Goldbergs) is on board to direct the pilot. 

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Kebbel is coming off a two-season stint on Midnight, Texas which was canceled after two seasons in 2018. However, she is probably most well-known for her turn as Lexie on The CW's The Vampire Diaries. 

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She has also appeared on the likes of Gilmore Girls, UnREAL, Life Unexpected, and 90210. 

It will be fun to see Kebbel in this role if it goes to series. It's certainly a change in direction for the actress. 

Kebbel can next be seen on ABC's sudsy summer drama, Grand Hotel, which is slated to debut. 

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