South Africa's Tanit Phoenix has signed on to star in Cinemax's first scripted series Femme Fatales.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tanit Phoenix will play Lilith, a mysterious, enigmatic narrator who will appear weekly in each episode introducing the episodes of the anthology format. The part has been dubbed a "sexy Rod Serling."

The show, inspired by the men's magazine, will be a half-hour program with stories similar to such noir movies as Bound and Dead Calm.

Femme Fatales will debut next year.