Big news! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chloë Sevigny has nabbed a lead role in the upcoming A&E crime/drama pilot Those Who Kill.
Based on the Danish series Den Som Dræber, the pilot from writer Glen Morgan (The X-Files) revolves around a police detective and a forensic profiler who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. Sevigny will play Catherine, who’s described as a detective driven by an old anger or sadness who has become a workaholic and doesn’t have much of a social life outside of work. She cares deeply about the victims and has a strong sense of justice.
From Fox 21, Morgan developed the adaptation of Elsebeth Egholm and Stefan Jaworski’s series with Imagine Television. He will executive produce alongside Jonas Allen, Peter Bose and Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Joe Carnahan will direct the pilot.
Those Who Kill comes as A&E continues to make a big push into original scripted programming with efforts including the Psycho prequel Bates Motel from Carlton Cuse and starring Vera Farmiga. The network recently renewed freshman drama Longmire and ordered Bates straight to series, bypassing the typical pilot process.
The pilot will shoot this fall in Pittsburgh.
Find the series’ IMDB-page here.
What do you think? Personally, I’m super-excited for this. This project will mark a whole new turn for Chloë character-wise, and as a big fan of A&E’s Longmire I’m absolutely confident that if the network picks it up it’s going to be a quality show. Fingers crossed!!