Pilot Scoop: Bethany Joy Lenz to Star in E! Drama Songbyrd From Grey's Scribe and Smash EPs
Bethany Joy Lenz‘s passion for music and acting is intersecting again.
The One Tree Hill alumna has landed the starring role in Songbyrd, an hour-long scripted E! pilot written by ex-Grey’s Anatomy scribe Krista Vernoff and exec produced by Smash duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, sources confirm to TVLine.
She’ll play Lauren Byrd, a genius songwriter who employs a small staff, including her sister, to enable and manage her eccentric, yet wildly successful process. But when her ex-fiancée reveals himself to be less than the man she remembers, she comes to the realization that she can no longer live in the past, and must find a new, true inspiration for her sake and those around her.
Lenz, who is coming off an arc on Dexter, will next be seen in CSI‘s 300th episode, airing Oct. 23.Follow @MichaelAusiello