Laverne Cox has lined up her next gig following the swift cancellation of CBS’s legal drama Doubt.
The 32-year-old will join Meaghan Rath and Lance Gross in the ABC dramedy pilot The Trustee.
In fact, Laverne will serve as a co-lead opposite Meaghan.
Written by [Jay] Scherick and [David] Ronn and directed by Michael Engler, “The Trustee” is described as a fun, female buddy cop comedy about Eliza Radley (Rath), a driven but stubborn detective who finds unlikely help from her precinct’s trustee, Amanda Jones (Cox) a larger-than-life ex-con finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Though these two have completely opposing views on crime and punishment, a highly entertaining and successful partnership is born.
The cast of The Trustee is shaping up nicely.