One of the stars of the Showtime drama series “Dexter” star has found her next role. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the new role will keep actress Jennifer Carpenter in law enforcement.
Carpenter, who played detective Debra Morgan on “Dexter” for eight seasons, will star in ABC’s drama pilot “Sea of Fire,” portraying FBI Agent Leah Pierce.
Pierce is described as a blunt, eccentric woman who lacks people skills, unlike her partner, Marty. She and Marty are called in to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, with Pierce ending up alienating the townspeople with her frank questions.
The project is based on the Dutch show “Vuurzee,” which is about three teenage girls who star in a pornographic film, which leads to a murder, a disappearance, and other secrets, the piece notes.