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Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter Cast as Lead in ABC Drama Pilot Sea of Fire

Jennifer Carpenter Sea of FireDexter‘s Jennifer Carpenter has scored a killer new gig.

The actress, easily one of pilot season’s hottest commodities, has landed a starring role in ABC’s Twin Peaks-esque drama pilot Sea of Fire, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The conceit: When three teenage girls star in a pornographic film, it tears their families apart and leads to a disappearance, a murder and host of other secrets boiling under the surface in a small town.

Carpenter will play Leah, a driven FBI agent brought in to investigate the disappearance.

Based on the Dutch series Vuurzee, the pilot was penned by Scandal‘s Jenna Bans, who will serve as an exec producer alongside Rob Golenberg, Laurie Zaks, Alon Aranya, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Robert Kievit, and Frank Ketelaar.