11:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Robin Tunney to Topline ABC's Marcia Clark Drama 'The Fix'
ABC has found its leading lady for the Marcia Clark drama pilot The Fix.
Robin Tunney is set to topline the project from writers Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain (The Family) and Clark.
The Fix revolves around former prosecutor Maya Travis, who, after losing the biggest case of her career and being shredded by the media, has left Los Angeles for a quiet life in rural Oregon. Eight years after her devastating defeat, the killer strikes again, forcing Maya to return to Los Angeles to confront him one more time. Will she play by the rules, or will she do whatever it takes to get him behind bars? The Fix is part legal thriller, part confessional, part revenge fantasy.
Tunney will star as Maya, who was the lead prosecuting attorney in a trial that gripped the nation. When the jury found Oscar-winning actor Sevvy Johnson innocent of a double murder, Maya was crushed by the shocking verdict. She left the profession — and Los Angeles — retreating to a quieter life on a horse ranch with her partner. Eight years later, when news breaks that Johnson's girlfriend has been brutally killed, Maya makes the decision to return to L.A. to face her past, seek justice … and win redemption.
Craft, Fain and Clark are executive producing the ABC Studios drama alongside Mandeville's David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks. The cast includes Scott Cohen, Breckin Meyer, Merrin Dungey, Mouzam Makkar, Marc Blucas, Adam Rayner and Alex Saxon.
The Fix marks Tunney's return to broadcast after her seven-season run on CBS' The Mentalist. Her credits include Prison Break, Hollywoodland, The Craft and the upcoming Monster Party and Looking Glass. She is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer.