Katie Holmes doesn't want to wait for her life to be over...before returning to the small screen. ABC announced today that the well-known actress plans to make her TV comeback by starring in the network's currently untitled 'Dangerous Liaisons'-esque drama pilot.
Set in modern-day New York, the potential series will center around Holmes' character, Ann — a woman of significant education and high society breeding, who has never used any of those advantages for power over others. She runs a philanthropic foundation with her husband and is described as being smart, stylish, and genuinely down to earth.
Sounds like a pretty stress-free life, right? Well, all of that is about to change. When an opposing couple, Philip (Rufus Sewell) and his wife Margot (still uncast), make a bet to destroy her seemingly perfect marriage, Ann learns to play the manipulation game and becomes the ultimate match for Philip. (Joey Potter would be so proud.)
Richard LaGravenese ('Behind the Candelabra') penned the script and Taylor Hackford is set to direct.
If the project gets picked up for a full series, it will mark Holmes' first full-time TV gig since her iconic 'Dawson’s Creek' days. So everyone be on the lookout for ladder-climbing and Paula Cole songs. Her other TV credits include brief appearances in 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'The Kennedys,' and 'Eli Stone.'
Holmes can next be seen in the Tribeca Film Festival-bound dark comedy 'Miss Meadows' as well as the utopian drama 'The Giver,' which hits theaters Aug. 15.