Chloe Sevigny is set to go from staying in the crazy house to putting people in it.
The indie-friendly actress has been signed to star in the American adaptation of a Danish detective drama ("Den som dræber"), the latest in original series efforts from cable network A&E. Entitled "Those Who Kill," the new series will focus on a forensic profiler and a police detective who collectively have an uncanny knack for understanding the minds of serial killers. Sevigny will play the latter member of the team, described as a workaholic with a strong compassion for the victims and justice, driven by anger and sadness that is rooted in her checkered past. Her forensic profiler partner has yet to be cast.
The pilot, penned by "The X-Files" writer Glen Morgan, was picked up by A&E back in January. The American adaptation was earmarked for development by Brian Grazer's Imagine Television and Fox21 when the Danish counterpart proved to be a huge hit, drawing the largest audience for an original series in years. The project joins Carlton Cuse's "Bates Motel" as part of A&E's aggressive push to produce more original drama series for their network.
The actress has made a career out of critically acclaimed efforts in low key films such as "Boys Don't Cry" and "The Last Days of Disco." She has plenty of experience on the small screen as well, wrapping up a five season stay on HBO's "Big Love" back in 2011 and more recently portraying a lovesick bookworm on FX's "Louie" and a nymphomaniac resident on Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story: Asylum."