Daytime legend Susan Lucci is sticking to her sudsy roots with a role in Devious Maids, Marc Cherry’s new soap pilot for ABC.
Based loosely on the Mexican telenovela The Disorderly Maids Of The Neighborhood, the project follows four ambitious housekeepers (played by Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez and Roselyn Sanchez) who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Lucci will portray one of the maids’ employers, Genevieve Delacourt, a wealthy woman who is described as “gently crazy.” Not unlike the actress’ longtime alter-ego Erica Kane, Genevieve has spent her adult life attracting one powerful man after another — only these days she’s washed up and finds herself reduced to seducing the pool boy and feeling suicidal.
Our sister site Deadline first reported the news.
Since wrapping All My Children last September, Lucci made an encore appearance on Hot in Cleveland and — as TVLine first reported — will guest-star in the upcoming sixth season of Army Wives.