Image Credit: Sylvain Gaboury/PR PhotosWe’re excited that Sissy Spacek has signed on for her first lead television role, even if it’s in a medical procedural for CBS. She’ll play the visionary (provided she cuts her bangs at some point) leader of a mobile team of volunteer doctors and nurses that travels the world helping those most in need. Twilight‘s Rachelle Lefevre, Skeet Ulrich, Amy Smart, Janeane Garofalo (wait, does this take place in the late ’90s?), Michael Beach, and Jay Hernandez are Spacek’s costars, and exec producer John Wells worked on ER and The West Wing, so the project seems promising. I really enjoyed Spacek’s special brand of crazy in this season of Big Love, even though the plot got so convoluted I could often barely figure out the purpose of her Washington lobbyist character other than to wear dark, patterned business suits and pop up at inopportune moments. CBS procedurals are usually not my thing, though, so I’m worried. I’d like this one to have heart, humor, and more of an edge than, say, CSI: Miami. Her character should at least wear cooler Leader Making a Dramatic Difference shades than David Caruso. Do you have high hopes for Spacek’s new series, and are you happy she’s sticking with TV?
Wait, get this: They’re currently filming the pilot in Wilmington, NC. Just like Dawson’s Creek! Forget my questioning tone. Success is certain.