Jane Seymour has just signed on to a CMT pilot to play the Ghost of Rayna Jaymes Future. Kinda.
The Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman star will headline the cabler’s His Wives & Daughters project, a soapy, comedic pilot in development at the network, TVLine has learned.
The potential series follows “the eclectic and cunning wives and daughters of larger-than-life country-music legend (and infamous womanizer) Eddie Ray Banks,” according to an official logline. Seymour’s character, Lorna Larson Banks, is Eddie’s first wife.
Per the character description, Lorna is a “gorgeous, tough-as-nails and force-to-be-reckoned-with” country singer (sound familiar, Nashville fans?) who parlayed early career success as a duo with Eddie into an incredibly successful solo career. She’s one of the most famous women in country music, she owns a theater in Branson, Mo., and she’s not exactly of-the-people anymore, thanks to her fame.
Eddie and Lorna share a daughter, April, who published a tell-all memoir and is estranged from her mother because of it.
His Wives & Daughters is created and produced by Dina Chapman (Tia & Tamera) and Steve Sessions (Still the King). It’s yet another step in the country-music network’s efforts to expand its slate of scripted programming. CMT picked up ABC’s cancelled Nashville in June, allowing it to continue for at least a fifth season.
In addition to Dr. Quinn, Seymour’s TV career has included stints on Franklin & Bash, Forever, Castle, How I Met Your Mother and Smallville.