Coming off the recently canceled Doubt on CBS, Laverne Cox is rebounding nicely with a lead role in the upcoming ABC comedy The Trustee, co-produced by Elizabeth Banks.
Cox will star alongside Meaghan Rath (of Rogue, Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life, and New Girl fame) in a buddy cop one-hour comedy pilot by Smurfs writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn.
With Doubt, the Orange Is the New Black vet made history as the first transgender actor cast as a regular on a broadcast series. Though the Katherine Heigl drama only lasted two episodes, ABC and WBTV were quick to nab Cox, after testing a number of actresses to play the role of Amanda Jones, aka, The Trustee.
According to Deadline:
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.
Sounds like a situation ripe for shenanigans. And we need more female cops on TV besides my favorites, Les Dykawitz and Chubbina Fatzarelli, aka, Dyke and Fats.