Private Practice alumna KaDee Strickland is set as the lead in Doubt, CBS’ hourlong pilot from Timberman/Beverly and CBS TV Studios. Written by longtime Grey’s Anatomy executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater and directed by Adam Bernstein, the project centers on Sadie (Srickland), a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets involved romantically with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
Strickland, repped by WME, Anonymous Content and attorney Neil Meyer, co-stars on ABC’s new Secrets & Lies in a one-season arc as the mystery series is designed to tackle a new case each season. In Doubt, she joins Elliott Gould, Laverne Cox, Dule Hill and Kobi Libii.
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KaDee Strickland Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 01-14: Disney ABC Television Group’s TCA Winter Press Tour
Nuanced murder mystery series have become very popular in recent years, begging the question how ABC’s new drama Secrets and Lies will differentiate itself from the crowd.
Secrets and Lies stars Ryan Phillippe as Ben Crawford, a man who becomes the number one suspect after he discovers the body of his neighbor’s son in the woods. The drama also stars Juliette Lewis as the obsessive Detective Cornell out to prove Ben is guilty.
“Ours is so much better,” Lewis joked to reporters of the comparisons to Broadchurch and its American remake, Gracepoint, during the Television Critics Association’s winter TV previews.
In all seriousness, executive producer Barbie Kligman said she initially didn’t watch Gracepoint until this recent Christmas break “because I didn’t want to inadvertently steal anything,” she said, later noting that Lies‘ story is much more about the suspect than the victim. “Gracepoint and Broadchurch are more traditional in terms of being many points of view, and going on the journey with the two detectives who are solving the case of the murdered boy. Our show is a singular point of view, and for season one, it’s our prime suspect. Ours is a character drama with an underlying mystery.”
ABC is adding to its new series pickups, greenlighting Ryan Phillippe drama Secrets and Lies to series
The drama, based on an upcoming Australian series starring Martin Henderson, centers on a father (Phillippe) who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy when he finds the body. Juliette Lewis co-stars in the drama from ABC Studios and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.
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