Emily Kinney, formerly Beth Greene on The Walking Dead and currently Tess Larson on Conviction has a brand new role on ABC’s ‘Ten Days in the Valley’.
Emily Kinney’s acting career continues to take off with the new straight-to-series ABC drama ‘Ten Day’s in the Valley’. Showing that a character’s exit on The Walking Dead is a launching pad rather than an abrupt end. The series was originally ordered by ABC on August 4, 2016 and will star Kinney as character Casey. Kinney’s Casey is said to be a rosy, positive assistant who adores leading star Kyra Sedgwick’s character Jane Sadler. The Closer star (Sedgwick), is also the Executive Producer on the upcoming show.
The first season of Kinney’s current show Conviction (where she plays a paralegal) will see its season finale this Sunday (1/29). There’s rumors the series might not be renewed particularly with this upcoming project. ABC however, appears happy with Kinney’s portrayal regardless of Conviction’s future fate. As indicted by retaining her on the ABC family for this latest project.
Emily Kinney is Thrilled to get the role
Kinney’s acting roles have certainly been varied since Beth Greene’s end on The Walking Dead. In 2015, she played Nora Everett on Showtime’s Masters of Sex as well as Nurse Daisy Ryan on Cinemax series The Knick. Conviction has been her latest reoccurring role as Tess Larson. While Conviction’s ratings have not held steady after the Pilot’s debut, it was still a great vehicle to get Kinney continued exposure on a major TV network. Kinney, who doubles as a singer is just on the cusp of beginning a storied career.
Life after The Walking Dead
The day an actor has to leave ratings machine that is The Walking Dead truly is make-or-break time. The Walking Dead is a platform for instant viewership almost regardless of cast (though there are untouchables like Rick Grimes/Daryl Dixon).
It’s a brandname that simply lives (no pun intended), so when an actor’s character meets an untimely ending they’re suddenly on their own again. Removed from the stability that being on the hottest show on television provides. Beth Greene’s chapter may have ended on Season 5, but clearly Emily Kinney’s story has just begun. We’ll be seeing her in roles for years to come.
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