Virginia Madsen has taken up a starring role in ABC's comedic drama series Scoundrels.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scoundrels is based on the New Zealand series Outrageous Fortune, and is set for an eight-episode run in the summer.

It centers on the matriarch (Madsen) of a family of criminals who decides that it's time for her brood to go straight after her husband is sentenced to a long prison term.