Today, the network officially gave a green light for a full season of a series now known as Hightown, which is set up in the Cape Cod region of the United States and will feature a particularly-meaty role for the Chicago Fire alum. Here, she will play a woman who somehow finds herself immersed in a drug-trade murder investigation. The official logline gives you a small bit of information as to what’s coming:
“Hightown” is a crime drama set amid the drug trade on Cape Cod, touched off when a body washes ashore and discovered by an irreverent National Marine Fisheries Service officer who is determined to help solve the murder even if the state cops want her nowhere near the case.
Hightown is being written and executive-produced by Rebecca Cutter, and will also have another familiar talent behind the scenes in Power alum Gary Lennon. Raymund officially departed Chicago Fire and her role of Gabriela Dawson at the end of season 6, but she did opt to return for a short appearance at the end of the season 7 premiere in order to wrap up her story. This is her first series-regular gig since leaving the show; she also directed an episode of Law & Order: SVU a little bit earlier this year.
In some other series-order news
Starz has also given a green light for another new series in P-Valley, which is coming via Katori Hall. The logline for this series can be seen below:
Down deep in the Mississippi Delta lies an oasis of grit and glitter in a rough patch of human existence where beauty can be hard to find. This southern-fried, hour-long drama tells the kaleidoscopic story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the big characters who come through its doors—the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful, [and more] … Trap music meets film noir in this lyrical and atmospheric series that dares to ask what happens when small-town folk dream beyond the boundaries of the Piggly Wiggly and the pawnshop.
This is a series that has been in development for a good while now at Starz, which means mostly to us that the folks behind the scenes were eager in order to take however long necessary in order to get things right.
These two shows join an extensive Starz lineup that includes some other hits, including the likes of American Gods, Outlander, Counterpart, and Power. There are many other series still in development as the premium-cable network looks to further extend their portfolio.
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