Ashley Judd Heads to TV via ABC Drama Missing


For years now, networks have been trying to convince Ashley Judd to jump from features back to the small screen (she was a regular on NBC's Sisters back in the nineties.) Well, it looks like ABC has won the Judd sweepstakes: Vulture has learned the actress (whose late nineties/early aughts career as a suspense-thriller star has pretty much dried up) is in final talks to star in Missing, an ABC drama project that's already been green-lit to series for a likely run this summer. Assuming the deal closes, she'll play a former CIA agent who travels to Europe in search of her missing son. Judd's next feature, Dolphin Tale, is set to hit theaters in September; Random House is also set to publish her autobiography in April.