Pilot News: KaDee Strickland Cast as One Bad Mama in NBC Pulp Drama Bloodline

Private Practice SpoilersPrivate Practice‘s KaDee Strickland is trading in her scalpel for a samurai sword.

The actress has nabbed a leading role in NBC’s pulp action pilot Bloodlineour sister site Deadline reports.

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Bloodline follows an orphaned girl named Bird Benson (The Nine Lives of Chloe King‘s Skyler Samuels) who’s caught between two families of murderers and mercenaries. In order to eventually have a normal life, Bird learns, she must defeat her mother — Strickland’s character — via mortal combat.

Strickland’s Stella is described as the strikingly beautiful daughter of a family of killers and brigands headed by Jonathan Banks’ Leo — a role similar to that of The Bride in Kill Bill.

Strickland played sharp-tongued Charlotte King for six seasons of Private Practice, which recently wrapped production.

Bloodline is written by David Graziano (Felicity) and directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights).

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