Amanda Seyfried is attached to star in Peacock‘s limited series adaptation of the Liz Moore novel “Long Bright River”.
The show is described as a suspense thriller. Per the official logline, the series “tells the story of Mickey (Seyfried), a police officer who patrols a Philadelphia neighborhood hard-hit by the opioid crisis. When a series of murders begins in the neighborhood, Mickey realizes that her personal history might be related to the case.”
Moore is adapting her book for the screen alongside Nikki Toscano, with both also serving as executive producers and Toscano serving as showrunner.
Seyfried will also executive produce the show. Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Amanda Lewis will executive produce for Original Film, and Amy Pascal will executive produce via Pascal Pictures.
Hagar Ben-Asher will direct and executive produce the first episode. Sony Pictures Television and UCP will produce.
This marks the latest lead role in a limited series for Seyfried. She won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her work in Hulu’s “The Dropout,” in which she starred as disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
Seyfried also recently starred in the limited series “The Crowded Room” for Apple TV+.
Her other TV work includes “Big Love,” “Veronica Mars,” and the revival of “Twin Peaks.”
On the film side, Seyfried earned an Oscar nomination for “Mank” in 2021. She has also starred in movies such as “Mean Girls,” the “Mamma Mia” franchise, and the 2012 adaptation of “Les Misérables.”