Katie Holmes Returns To TV With ABC PilotBy: Tobias Roth - March 8, 2014
It has been 11 years since Katie Holmes was seen on the small screen, but she will finally be making her return with a new show. As many people remember, Holmes gained her initial fame through her role on Dawson’s Creek.
Since her departure from television, she has been spotlighted for her personal life with her marriage to Tom Cruise, and raising her daughter Suri, along with a several films. Following her divorce to Tom Cruise in 2012, she has reportedly been dating Jamie Foxx.
Katie Holmes originally played Joey Potter on the drama series, which ran from 1998 until 2003, and was a gateway for her to enter the Hollywood life. She is perhaps best known for her roles in Batman Begins and Pieces Of April, an indie film from 2003.
Her potential drama show is still untitled, but comes from writer Richard LaGravense, who also wrote the screenplay for the Golden Globe winning Behind The Candelabra. The show will be directed by Taylor Hackford. It is a drama about high society, and has been said to share similarities with the classic Dangerous Liaisons.
The series will be set in modern-day New York City. It will feature Katie Holmes as Ann, a woman of education and breeding, who has never used those advantages for power over others. She also runs a philanthropic foundation with her husband Phillip, who will be played by Rufus Sewell.
Phillip and Margot, who has not been cast yet, make a bet that will destroy his seemingly happy marriage to Ann, and soon Ann will learn to play the game, and be a competitive match for Phillip.
In a time when many film actors and actresses are turning to television perhaps to keep more of a routine, or get more in touch with a different type of audience, Katie Holmes will be returning to the medium that she knows best, and originated on.
Katie Holmes may be making her return to television shortly with the upcoming untitled ABC pilot. She will be seen on the big screen next in the film adaptation of the classic novel The Giver, which opens on August 15th.
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