ABC Orders Straight-to-Series Ten Episodes of Skydance Television's "Ten Days in the Valley" Starring Emmy and Golden Globe Winner Kyra Sedgwick
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- ABC has ordered straight-to-series ten episodes of Skydance Television's all-new Ten Days in the Valley, which will star and be executive produced by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick. Skydance Television anticipates that the series, which is created, written, and executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue), who also serves as showrunner, will debut on ABC in 2017. Ten Days in the Valley marks Sedgwick's return to headlining a drama series following her seven-season tenure on The Closer.
Skydance's original series follows Jane Sadler (Sedgwick), an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation. When her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night, Jane's world - and her controversial police series - implodes. Life imitates art: everything's a mystery, everyone has a secret, and no one can be trusted.
"Playing Jane Sadler is exactly the deep and emotionally charged role I was searching for in a series. I look forward to working with the team at Skydance, who have continuously created exceptional film and TV projects. We are all very excited that Ten Days in the Valley has found its home on ABC," commented Sedgwick.
"Kyra is an extraordinary performer who lends an incredible sense of intensity and commitment to her work, and we are so excited to partner with her, Tassie, and ABC to bring our riveting new series to network television audiences next year," said Marcy Ross, President of Skydance Television.
"Ten Days in the Valley has everything: it's a thriller, it's a taut, exciting love story, and it has the kind of character our audience loves, a strong, powerful woman who is also dangerously flawed. We're thrilled to have the amazing Kyra Sedgwick play this compelling role," added Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment.
The Skydance Television series is executive produced by Sedgwick and Jill Littman along with Cameron, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross.
Sedgwick's role as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on TNT's first original series, The Closer, garnered her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 for "Best Dramatic Actress," four Emmy nominations and a win for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" in 2010, seven SAG nominations, and a 2009 People's Choice Award. The series, which Sedgwick also executive produced, concluded its final season in 2012. She also executive produced TNT's drama Proof with Jill Littman (alongside Rob Bragin and Tom Jacobson). Sedgwick will star in The Edge of Seventeen, which makes its world premiere during the Closing Night Gala of The Toronto International Film Festival on September 17, 2016. She is currently in pre-production on her directorial film debut, A Story of a Girl. Sedgwick is repped by Impression Entertainment, CAA, and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams LLP.
Tassie Cameron was the co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner on six seasons of ABC's series Rookie Blue. She is currently in production as showrunner and executive producer on an upcoming six-part series, Mary Kills People, under her recently formed production company, Cameron Pictures Inc. Cameron is repped by Jerry Kalajian of Intellectual Property Group, CAA, Lesley Harrison in Canada, and attorney David Fox.
About Skydance Media
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create elevated, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across platforms, including feature film, television, and interactive. Among Skydance Media's commercially and critically successful feature films are Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Terminator Genisys, World War Z, Jack Reacher, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness, and True Grit. Its 2015 feature films, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Terminator Genisys, together grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Skydance's feature film slate includes Star Trek Beyond on July 22, 2016; Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on October 21, 2016; Life on March 24, 2017; and Geostorm on October 20, 2017. Skydance Media's rapidly growing and critically acclaimed television division launched in 2013. The Company's television slate now features a variety of projects across a number of networks, including Emmy-nominated Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix, Red Mars on Spike TV, Jack Ryan on Amazon, Condor on DirecTV, and Ten Days in the Valley on ABC. In 2016, Skydance acquired leading game developer The Workshop Entertainment and formed Skydance Interactive, a new division that creates and publishes virtual reality experiences.