Amanda Seyfried Lands Lead Role in Peacock Series “Long Bright River”

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Amanda Seyfried at "The Art of Racing in the Rain" Los Angeles Premiere in 2018. Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock (10352572n)

It’s been a while since Amanda Seyfried won an Emmy for The Dropout, and she finally landed her next big juicy TV role. She’ll star in Peacock’s upcoming adaptation of Liz Moore’s bestselling novel Long Bright River.

This limited series has been billed as a suspense thriller about Philadelphia police officer Mickey (Seyfried). After a series of murders unfolds in her small neighborhood, hard-hit by the opioid crisis, Mickey is forced to face the hard truths from her past once she realizes that her personal history might be connected to the case.   

Moore co-wrote the series alongside showrunner Nikki Toscano (The Offer, Hunters), and they said it aims to portray the lives of those struggling with addiction and the family members who love them.

Long Bright River tells a story about the collective power of an underserved community. We are thrilled that Amanda Seyfried will lead this series about how those initially perceived as victims can band together to regain their power,” said the duo in a statement.

Seyfried made a successful transition to TV with the role of Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu mini-series The Dropout, for which she won an Emmy and a Golden Globe. She most recently starred in the Apple TV+ series The Crowded Room and Atom Egoyan’s film Seven Veils.