The actor has landed one of the lead roles opposite Dexter‘s Jennifer Carpenter in ABC’s Twin Peaks-esque drama pilot Sea of Fire, TVLine has learned.
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.
Davenport will play Marty Kesowich, the local sheriff who teams with FBI Agent Leah Pierce (Carpenter) to unravel the mystery of the girl’s disappearance. But as their investigation deepens, dark secrets emerge and the list of suspects grows ever larger.
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.