Orange Is The New Black alum Laverne Cox has lined up her next job.
The actress, who plays Sophia Burset on the award winning Netflix original series, has been tapped for a co-starring role in Doubt, CBS’ legal drama pilot from Grey’s Anatomy and Madam Secretary scribes Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, TVWise has learned.
Doubt follows a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets romantically involved with one of her clients, who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
Laverne Cox, whose other television credits include Law & Order and Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, will play Cameron Wirth, a transgender Ivy League-educated attorney. Casting is still underway for the lead character, as described in the log-line above.
The script for Doubt (previously known as Untitled Phelan/Rater Project) is being penned by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, both of whom executive produce alongside veteran producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. CBS Television Studios is producing.