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Laverne Cox Lands Title Role in ABC Comedy The Trustee from Elizabeth Banks

Laverne Cox Lands Title Role in ABC Comedy The Trustee from Elizabeth Banks

Laverne Cox

You can't keep a good actress down. 

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.

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