Another win for diversity!
Joy Bryant is set to star opposite Kim Raver in the ABC drama pilot The Advocate. The Game‘s Coby Bell has also been cast in the project.
According to Deadline:
“The Advocate centers on Francis “Frankie” Reese (Raver), a tough, resourceful, type-A businesswoman at the top of her game who has a medical scare and experiences firsthand the hazards of our healthcare system. Shocking her friends and family, she leaves her career behind, becoming instead a brilliant and relentless advocate for anyone caught in the chaotic and ever-changing maze that is modern medicine. Bryant plays Frankie’s partner, Dr. Ryan Clarke, a brilliant doctor who meets Frankie by chance, helps her out of a tight spot and subsequently opens a patient advocacy firm with her hard-driving new friend. Bell … plays Chris, who is trying to keep the medical firm afloat.“
Black actresses are being snatched up left and right for lead roles on television. This is definitely somewhat unprecedented.
Congratulations, Joy and Coby!