Tony Winner Jane Krakowski Will Star in Fox Pilot "Dead Boss"
18 Feb 2014
Stage and screen actress Jane Krakowski, who took home the 2003 Tony Award for her performance in Nine, has been tapped to lead Fox's half-hour pilot "Dead Boss," according to Deadline.com.
The project — from Warner Bros TV and Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment — is an adaptation of the BBC3 series created by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh and follows Helen Stephens (Krakowski), an overachiever who is wrongfully convicted of murdering her boss.
Patricia Breen, who is an executive producer alongside Horgan and Kaplan, penned the pilot.
Krakowski, who was Tony-nominated for her performance in Grand Hotel, has also been seen on Broadway in Face Value, Starlight Express, Company, Tartuffe and Once Upon a Mattress.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.