Connie Britton Nabs ABC Pilot
Looks like ABC is really going country next season, first with the controversial GCB and now there’s a new Connie Britton pilot in the works with ABC.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the American Horror Story alum will be starring in the new pilot Nashville, which will see the actress playing a music superstar at her peak. The show is said to center around the entertainment business but with a Nashville backdrop, giving it a real country feeling that everyone seems to be craving these days.
In the show Britton’s character, Rayna has reached her peak as a singer and joins forces with another singer is on the rise, Juliette Barnes, who’s played by Hayden Panettiere, while her own records are failing to sell.
Britton, who got rave reviews for her performance in season one of American Horror Story, will also join Powers Boothe, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Robert Wisdom and Eric Close, who will play her husband on the show.
At the PaleyFest during the American Horror Show panel Britton explained her love for television saying, “I do love to work and I love to work in TV. It’s finding something that feels like it’s going to give me something that I haven’t had yet.”
Even though Nashville looks promising for Connie Britton’s career, she admitted that there’s other TV projects still in the works, most notably an FX television cop drama that she’s been working on with David O Russell. “I was just on the phone with him before I came over here,” she said Friday. “We’re still developing that. I’ve got a couple things in development so we’ll see what lands.”
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