Lucy Lawless has signed on to headline the pilot for a new ABC based on a hit BBC series called Football Wives (the BBC version was called Footballer Wives was was based on soccer).
Also joining Lawless is: Gabrielle Union, Kiele Sanchez, Brian J. White (as of February 14, 2007).
Lawless is reportedly playing Tanya Turner, who in the British version of the series was a Bitch. The BBC series concluded it's four year run in 2006.
The U.S. version will have to be tamed down and geared toward American audiences. The pilot is not picked up for ABC's fall schedule. Time will tell. Networks generally announce their fall lineups in May.