USA's Comedic Crime Drama 'Olive Forever' Finds Its Star

Emily Rudd - Publicity - H 2017
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USA Network's Olive Forever pilot has found its leading lady.

Emily Rudd is to set to star in the comedic crime drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Olive Forever follows the exploits of Olive, a mysterious high school student with an affection for cat burglary-type shenanigans, mostly because she is a cat burglar. New to a sleepy town with a criminal underbelly, Olive must navigate new foster parents, new boyfriends, new gangsters … and new crime opportunities.

A high school student, con artist, cat burglar and chameleon, Olive is described as mature beyond her years, a savvy survivor who knows she can "get away with anything." A foster kid, she knows how to work the system, her tough exterior protecting a girl that’s just looking for a home.

Insurgent scribe Brian Duffield penned the pilot, which Matt Shakman (Game of Thrones) is set to direct. They will both executive produce with Duffield's producing partner, Nicki Cortese of Jurassic Party, and Awesomeness TV's Brian Robbins (Smallville), Matt Kaplan (The Lazarus Effect) and Brett Bouttier (Before I Fall). The pilot hails from Universal Cable Productions.

The project marks just Rudd's second role. She headlined the 2016 supernatural pilot Sea Change at Lifetime, which was not picked to series. The Minnesota native, who also boats an impressive social media following, will next appear in the upcoming Amazon anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. 

Rudd is repped by CAA, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman