It’s a case of science vs. religion for Jennifer Beals…
The 50-year-old part-Puerto Rican actress has landed the lead role in TNT’s pilot Proof.
The supernatural medical drama, which is being executive produced by The Closer alum Kyra Sedgwick, will be written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves.
Proof centers on Dr. Kathryn Russo (portrayed by Beals), a skeptical, hard-science, brilliant female surgeon with a caustic edge who has been struggling with the devastating loss of her teenage son and a growing estrangement from her surviving daughter.
She’s persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings — all of it looking for verifiable proof to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond?
Beals, best known for portraying Alexandra “Alex” Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, previously starred in Fox’s Chicago Code. She also co-created and is executive producing Laughs Unlimited, starring Melonie Diaz, which is currently in development at HBO.
Beals’ previous television credits include appearances on The L Word, Lie to Me, Castle and The Mob Doctor.