Anna Paquin Cast in Broken

True Blood's Anna Paquin to Star in ABC's Legal Drama Pilot Broken

True Blood‘s Anna Paquin will be surrounding herself with a different breed of soulless bloodsuckers in ABC’s divorce law-themed drama pilot Broken.

TVLine has learned that the Oscar-winning actress has joined the project in the starring role of Gemma, a ruthless Dallas divorce attorney whose life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister (played by The Player‘s Charity Wakefield) resurfaces. Gemma has made a fortune off of the heartbreak of wealthy Texans. But beneath her carefully constructed facade are layers of vulnerability, self-destruction, and deeply buried trauma.

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Penned by actress-producer Meaghan Oppenheimer, the potential series counts Reese Witherspoon among its exec producers. The cast also includes L.A. Law‘s Blair Underwood (as Gemma’s boss) and Grey’s Anatomy‘s T.R. Knight (as Gemma’s work nemesis).

If ordered to series, Broken would mark Paquin’s first full-time TV gig since True Blood ended in 2014. She’ll next be seen in A&E’s Roots revival.

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  1. Dennis says:

    Amazing casting!! Love her

  2. Aubrey says:

    Oh this sounds good, I’ll be tuning in.

  3. She’s one of my favorite actresses, so I’ll definitely be tuning in. Something about her is so cool.

  4. Liz says:

    That’s great! I missed watching her on tv.

  5. Judy Anderson says:

    I have so many favorite shows and i’d love to get some answers to a few of them if i’m not asking to much. I have a few favorite couples who are not really couples, but I would love to see them have a love story. Will Barry & Iris (The Flash) ever get together? How about Ihcabod & Abby? (Sleepy Hollow), Severide & April (Chicago Fire & Med) and Damon & Bonnie (The Vampire Diaries) Please give me some good news!

  6. Weezy says:

    I think this one has alot of potential given the right dialogue and character development. Anna is an excellent actress, and I’m really hoping her Southern accent doesn’t sound like Sookie’s (sorry but I got tired of it after awhile). Also I had no clue who Charity Wakefield was before the Player, but I fell in love almost immediately…

  7. Hannah says:

    Does anyone know if this started filming yet, if it will still be on ABC, when it might start airing?

    Thank you