Katie Holmes is signed up to star in a new TV drama, her first regular small screen role since Dawson’s Creek.
The 35-year-old actress is set to take a lead role in an as yet untitled high society drama pilot for ABC that has been penned by Behind The Candelabra writer Richard LaGravenese, according to Entertainment Weekly.
She will star opposite Rufus Sewell as a wealthy woman who runs a philanthropic society with her husband, but when Rufus’s character and his wife make a bet to ruin her seemingly perfect marriage, a rivalry escalates between them.
Their powerful socialite characters will play out their attraction to each other by manipulating those around them.
If the pilot goes to a full series, it will be Katie’s first regular TV role since Dawson’s Creek, although she has also appeared in How I Met Your Mother, The Kennedys and Eli Stone.
Katie can also be seen in the upcoming film Miss Meadows, as a schoolteacher who moonlights as a vigilante.