'Dexter' may have taken its final bow, but the same (thankfully) can't be said about the ever-so-talented Jennifer Carpenter. TVLine exclusively reports that the actress already has a follow-up TV gig, having landed a starring role in ABC’s new drama pilot 'Sea of Fire.'
Based on the Dutch series 'Vuurzee,' the plot will center around three teenage girls who star in a pornographic film, which not only tears their families apart but leads to a disappearance and murder, as well as a bevy of other secrets boiling under the surface of this small town.
As for Carpenter — who played Miami Metro detective (and professional potty mouth) Debra Morgan for eight seasons on Showtime's 'Dexter' — she'll apparently be sticking to her law enforcement roots.
The Hollywood Reporter has uncovered that the actress will take on the part of FBI Agent Leah Pierce: a driven, eccentric and blunt woman with a mysterious secret in her past. She's also described as having very few people skills compared to her partner, Marty.
After getting called in by Marty's deputy to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, she winds up alienating the town with her raw and uncompromising questions. (Please tell us that she also has a tendency to swear a lot as well.)
The pilot will be penned by 'Scandal‘s Jenna Bans, who will also serve as an executive producer alongside Rob Golenberg, Laurie Zaks, Alon Aranya, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Robert Kievit, and Frank Ketelaar.