Molly Parker

Molly Parker has joined the upcoming drama The Firm, its network NBC has announced.

The Deadwood and Swingtown alum will star as Abby, the wife of protagonist Mitchell McDeer (Josh Lucas), who played a key role in his bringing down a mob-related Memphis law firm. "Abby's a true partner to Mitch -- a smart, resourceful woman who after a tumultuous decade is excited to start a new life in Washington, D.C., as a school teacher," reads NBC's news release.

Josh Lucas near deal to star in NBC's The Firm

In addition to Lucas, Parker joins the already announced cast members Juliette Lewis and Callum Keith Rennie in this televised follow-up to the 1993 Tom Cruise-starring movie of the same name, which itself was based on the 1991 John Grisham bestseller. In the film, Jeanne Tripplehorn played the role that Parker is taking on.

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NBC's The Firm is scheduled to premiere midseason on NBC.