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.
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.