14 August 2012 9:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Weeds" is coming to a close at the end of its current season and "The Big C" is getting four episodes to wrap up in 2013, so Showtime's in the market for a new edgy, female-led drama. And according to the Hollywood Reporter, the premium channel's now developing one with Jodie Foster. The Oscar-winning actress is attached to direct and executive produce crime series "Angie's Body," which is described as a "'Sopranos'-like drama" that "centers on a shrewd and lethal woman who runs a family-based crime syndicate." Rob Fresco (of "Heroes" and "Jericho") wrote the script.  If picked up to series, "Angie's Body" will be Foster's second project with Showtime -- she produced the 1998 movie "The Baby Dance" for the network, with Stockard Channing and Laura Dern in the lead roles. Showtime's got two new series set for next year...

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