With her fashion line
closed, Katie Holmes
is focused on acting, returning to TV in her first starring role since Dawson's Creek
Holmes will play an "Audrey Hepburn-esque" New York City socialite in an untitled ABC drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter
. Beautiful Creatures
director Richard LaGravenese will write and executive-produce the show.
Holmes, 35, has been busy with movie projects and TV guest spots since the teen cult classic Dawson's Creek
ended in 2003. After splitting from ex-husband Tom Cruise
, she moved with daughter Suri, 7½, to New York – a fitting location for the ABC pilot, which will follow the rivalry between two influential and manipulative Manhattan women.
But in real life, Holmes happily keeps things low-key in the Big Apple.
"I love the theater, the galleries in my neighborhood. Stuff [like] that is so much of what makes me love this city," she told PEOPLE
in February. "I love the Knicks. I love talking to my neighbors in the elevator. I like feeling a part of something big."