Juliette Lewis is returning to TV, booking the starring role in ABC’s drama Secrets & Lies.
The actress, who most recently co-starred in NBC’s The Firm reboot, will play a detective in the network’s adaptation of the Australian series starring Martin Henderson.
The drama, which has a series commitment attached, centers on a patriarch (Ryan Phillippe) who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy when he finds the body.
Lewis will play Andrea Cornell, the unflappable, somewhat formidable detective conducting the investigation into the slaying of 4-year-old Tom Mullen who has her sights set on Ben (Phillippe), the loving father who found the boy’s body. The character is further described as incredibly professional, hard to read, intentionally odd with a disconcerting calm who is often, if not always, the smartest person in the room.