Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter is developing a Tv show based on non-fiction book The Death Class: A True Story About Life.

Death Class will revolve around Kean University professor Dr. Norma Bowe's class, which explores end-of-life issues and helps students at the New Jersey college cope with loss.

She says, "Norma is such a dynamic force. Her world is rich and textured, and the results of her work are inexplicably redemptive and life-affirming."

Carpenter is currently seeking a writer for the drama series, according to

The news comes weeks after the actress wrapped filming the pilot for her new show Sea of Fire, in which she plays a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent looking into the disappearance of a young girl.