One of the stars of the HBO series “Six Feet Under” has landed a lead role in a new project for ABC. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that Lauren Ambrose will be one of the leads in the pilot “Broad Squad.”
The female-oriented police procedural also has cast Michael Gaston of “The Mentalist,” Kenneth Mitchell (“Jericho”) and Alberto Frezza.
Ambrose is now appearing in the USA event series “DIG.”
The new ABC project is written by Bess Wohl and directed by Coky Giedroyc.
Andreeva writes: “‘Broad Squad,’ from Kapital Entertainment, Fake Empire and ABC Studios, is a fictionalized account of the graduating class of Boston’s first female patrol officers in 1978. The project centers on four newly minted cops — Eileen (Ambrose), Molly (Charlotte Spencer), Lisa (Cody Horn) and Joanne (Rutina Wesley) — who arrived at a tumultuous time in the city’s history and have to navigate rival neighborhoods as well as the conflicting attitudes toward them.”