Currently playing an nymphomaniac in a recurring role on FX’s “American Horror Story: Asylum,” Chloë Sevigny could soon have a new regular TV gig lined up in the new year. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the “Big Love” actress has been cast as one of the leads in the A&E pilot “Those Who Kill.”
Announced in July, “Those Who Kill” is a remake of a 2011 Danish crime drama based on the novels of Elsebeth Egholm and centered on a fictitious unit in Copenhagen police force created to investigate serial murders. “The X-Files” writer Glen Morgan is writing the pilot, in which Sevigny will play Catherine (a role originated by Laura Bach), a workaholic detective who cares deeply about the victims and has little life of her own outside of the job.
Joe Carnahan will direct the pilot, which is being executive produced by Morgan, Jonas Allen, Peter Bose, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Sevigny’s character works closely with a profiler in the original series (where he was played by Jakob Cedergren), a role that presumably has not yet been cast.
While Sevigny may still be best known for her indie film work, she’s been no stranger to the small screen recently. In addition to “American Horror Story,” she’s played guest roles on “Louie” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” since the end of “Big Love” last year, and starred as a trans woman assassin in the UK series “Hit & Miss,” which aired in the US on DirecTV.