Thursday, August 4, 2016

ABC Gives Straight-to-Series Order to Drama 'Ten Days in the Valley' Starring Kyra Sedgwick

Ahead of its day at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, ABC has given a straight-to-series order to drama Ten Days in the Valley starring Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer). The order is for 10 episodes to debut in 2017.

Ten Days in the Valley centers on Jane Sadler (Sedgwick), an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation. When her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night, Jane's world - and her controversial police series - implodes. Life imitates art: everything's a mystery, everyone has a secret, and no one can be trusted.

Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue) created the drama and will serve as showrunner for the first season. Additional executive producers include Sedgwick, Jill Littman, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. Skydance Television will produce.

"Playing Jane Sadler is exactly the deep and emotionally charged role I was searching for in a series," said Sedgwick. "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. We're thrilled to have the amazing Kyra Sedgwick playing this compelling role," said Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment Group.

"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," added Marcy Ross, President, Skydance Television.