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“Dexter’s” Jennifer Carpenter has landed a new gig on ABC’s ‘Sea of Fire’. She will star in another gritty drama while sporting a badge and a gun. The only thing that will be missing is the constant cop turrets and bad relationships. Carpenter told The Hollywood Reporter that she is ready to commit herself to another big project, she said:

“I want to find something great, but I’m daring and patient enough to find something that I can give everything to.”

Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter

It seems that Carpenter has found her next big role in ‘Sea of Fire’. She will portray FBI Agent Leah Pierce, a driven, eccentric and blunt woman with a secret in her past, who has few people skills compared with her partner, Marty. She’s called in by Marty’s deputy to investigate the disappearance of a young girl and winds up alienating the town with her raw and uncompromising questions.

The conceit:

“Based on the Dutch format Vuurzee, the drama centers on three teenage girls in a small town who star in a pornographic film and the effect it has on their families. It leads to a disappearance, a murder and a host of other secrets boiling under the surface.”

Jenna Bans (“Scandal”) will pen the script and serve as executive producer along with Rob Golenberg, Alon Aranya, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks, Robert Kievit and Frank Ketelaar. Allison Liddi-Brown will direct the pilot.