Just weeks after saying goodbye to “Game of Thrones” and her character, Cersei Lannister, Lena Headey has been cast in a dramedy pilot for Showtime called “Rita.”
Headey will star as the title character, a “headstrong unconventional teacher and single mother who takes on every kind of authority — as well as her family — in a messy and unfiltered way,” according to Showtime. Headey will also serve as an executive producer.
Once completed, the project will be evaluated for series consideration by the network. Christian Torpe, who created the Danish series on which the American adaptation is based, will write this pilot as well.
The Danish version of the show, which starred Mille Dinesen, ran for four seasons.
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