Actress Amber Tamblyn is coming back to the small screen in her first television gig since her season-long arc as Martha M. Masters on House. Tamblyn has signed on to be the female lead in the CBS drama pilot Anatomy of Violence, opposite of Skeet Ulrich. The pilot is helping from Homeland’s executive producer Howard Gordon (who will write and executive produce), Alez Gansa and Alex Cary with Mark Pellington directing.
The pilot is inspired by a nonfiction book by Adrian Raine, and will centre on Raines (Ulrich), a “maverick FBI Criminal Psychiatrist” who specialized in sociopaths. His partner is Abby (Tamblyn), a young female FBI Agent with whom Raines shares a conflicted past. Thirteen years ago, Abby watched her sister get traumatized at the hands of a gunman, which has highly influenced her decision to join the Bureau.
Tamblyn gained national attention for her role on the soap opera General Hospital as Emily Quartermaine followed by a starring role in the drama series Joan Of Arcadia. Her role in Joan Of Arcadua earned her an Emmy nomination. Tamblyn has also done a fair amount of film work, including the popular The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films, The Grudge 2, The Ring and 127 Hours.