Six Feet Under‘s Lauren Ambrose has landed the starring role in Deliverance Creek, a two-hour movie/backdoor pilot for Lifetime from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The project takes place at the end of the Civil War and centers on Belle Barlowe (Ambrose), a mother of three who attempts to defend her family’s land by any means necessary. When the corrupt bank that runs their town pushes Belle into becoming an outlaw, the stakes become personal, setting off a chain of events that force her to question whether it’s better to be good or to survive.
The Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe-nominated Ambrose recently appeared in an arc on Law & Order: SVU. Her other recent TV credits include Starz’ Torchwood: Miracle Day and the A&E mini-series Coma.
Melissa Carter (Jane By Design) penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside Sparks and Theresa Park. Elise Henderson is a Co-EP.Follow @MichaelAusiello