Dickens will play a guidance counselor who is dating a divorced teacher at the school where she works, played by The Missing's Cliff Curtis. Though she might look like the girl next door, Dickens' character has a darkness to her and a troubled past that will come back to haunt her. Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey also star in the pilot as Dickens' two children from a previous marriage.
In addition to Gone Girl, Dickens has starred on Treme and Deadwood, and recurred on Friday Night Lights and Sons of Anarchy . She is also set to recur on Season 3 of House of Cards, which premieres in February.
Production on the Los Angeles-based spin-off pilot will begin in early 2015.
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