AMC has hired Michelle Forbes, who played the unhinged maenad in HBO’s "True Blood," for a basic-cable drama pilot "The Killing," the Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed reports.
The pilot is "The Killing," which remains the only pilot up for a series order at AMC, the article says. In "Killing," which focuses on the murder investigation of a girl, Forbes will play the victim’s mother.
The pilot is filling out other roles, too, the articles says. Brent Sexton of "W" and "In the Valley of Elah" has been cast as the victim’s father, while Eric Ladin of "Generation Kill" has been tapped as Jamie, the campaign manager for a mayoral candidate. Jamie Anne Allman of "The Notebook" will play Forbes’ younger sister.