Laverne Cox Set to Become First Trans Regular Character on Network TV

From Deadline Hollywood:

Doubt, from CBS TV Studios and Timberman/Beverly, was originally piloted by CBS last season. It didn’t go to series but CBS ordered a new pilot, with the two leads replaced by Katherine Heigl and Steven Pasquale. With today’s series pickup, Orange Is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox, who was in both the original and the second pilot, is breaking new ground for transgender performance. Doubt will be the first broadcast series featuring a transgender series regular character played by a transgender actor.

EP: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater, Carl Beverly & Sarah Timberman
EP/Director: Adam Bernstein
Studio: CBS Television Studios
Logline: A smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm starts to fall for her charismatic client who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Laverne Cox, Dulé Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould, Kobi Libii


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