Rhea Seehorn, who’s played a number of supporting roles on TV in recent years, will step up to the lead in a FOX pilot.
Seehorn The Starter Wife will play the title role in Eva Adams, about a male sports agent who finds himself turned into a woman. She joins James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) and David Denman (The Office) in the cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Eva Adams is based on an Argentinean series called Lalola. It centers on a guy — named Adam Evanson, in this case — who comes under a witch’s spell and becomes a woman, who then has to endure all the sexism he formerly dished out.
Kevin Falls (Journeyman, The West Wing) is writing the pilot and will executive produce with Jamie Tarses.
Seehorn had a recurring part on The Starter Wife this season. Her credits also include ABC’s I’m With Her and FOX’s Head Cases.