Created by Rookie Blue head writer Tassie Cameron, Ten Days in the Valley centers on an overworked showrunner named Jane (Kyra Sedgwick) whose daughter is missing. The incident occurs when Jane is doing work late in the evening at the writing shed in the back of her house, and she feels guilt over the abduction of her child.
“I definitely think what we’re trying to toy with and talk about on this show is the archetypal guilt that women have form the minute they give birth,” said Sedgwick. “And some of it is biological – that I think you somehow think that every moment not spent with your child is a reason to loathe yourself. And society is happy to tell you these things as well.”
Sedgwick, who previously headlined the successful series The Closer, says Ten Days in the Valley offers an entirely different vantage point to storytelling. This time out, Sedgwick’s character serves as one of the biggest questions behind Ten Days in the Valley. “I was interested in doing a show where I’m not solving a mystery,” said the actress.
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Ten Days in the Valley premieres October 10 on ABC (10/9c).