Somebody hit the siren, because her royal glamorousness Laverne Cox has just been cast as a star on Doubt, a new pilot being developed for CBS.
Deadline says the role will make her "the first transgender series regular character on broadcast TV played by a transgender actor." And the plot sounds pretty compelling, too:
Cox is set to co-star in Doubt, from longtime Grey's Anatomy executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, Timberman/Beverly and CBS TV Studios. It centers on a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets involved romantically with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Cox will play Cameron Wirth, a fierce and funny, competitive and compassionate transgender Ivy League-educated attorney. The fact that she's experienced injustice first hand makes her fight all the harder for her clients.
Sign me the fuck up.
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