Veteran actress Bo Derek is to play a ruthless fashion company boss in a new US TV soap. The 10 star will play cut-throat MARIA ZIANNI in new primetime drama SECRET OBSESSIONS, which will launch in September (06) on new primetime TV network MyNetworkTV. Derek says, "I couldn't be happier to join such an amazing ensemble cast and groundbreaking new television series. I can't wait to play Maria Zianni, such a compellingly ambitious and treacherous woman." Secret Obsessions will also star Natalie Martinez, Taylor Kinney, MIKE BEGOVICH, DONNA FELDMAN and Nicole Pulliam.