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Watch your backs, Nancy Botwin and Walter White. There's another parent-turned-felon coming to town.

HBO has signed ER alum turned indie queen Maria Bello to develop and star in a new series from scribe Gary Lennon (The Shield, The Unusuals).

The as-yet-untitled drama will star Bello as a mother of three teenage boys who turns to a life of crime after her husband is killed. Skipping over the first few seasons of Weeds, however, Bello's alter ego will immediately recruit her kids as henchmen, "leading them all down a destructive road" (says Variety).

Bello will exec-produce the series with Lennon, Gavin Polone and John Carrabino.