Amanda Seyfried to star in Peacock's adaptation of 'Long Bright River'

Amanda Seyfried has signed on to star in the new Peacock limited series "Long Bright River." Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Peacock has announced it is working on a limited series based on Liz Moore's bestselling novel and starring Amanda Seyfried of The Dropout and Big Love.

Seyfried will also executive produce the suspense thriller about a police officer investigating a series of murders in a Philadelphia neighborhood plagued by the opioid crisis.

No other casting has been announced yet.

"Long Bright River tells a story about the collective power of an underserved community," series creators and executive producers Moore and Nikki Toscano said in a statement.

"We are thrilled that Amanda Seyfried will lead this series about how those initially perceived as victims can band together to regain their power. Moore's family history and her work with harm-reduction and community-service organizations in Philadelphia informed the series, which aims to portray with compassion the lives of those struggling with addiction and the family members who love them."