Laverne Cox Cast as Co-Lead in ABC Pilot ‘The Trustee’

Laverne Cox ABC Pilot
Cook/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Laverne Cox has already found her next broadcast TV gig. Cox will be the co-lead on ABC’s “The Trustee,” a female buddy cop pilot from Warner Bros. TV and Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s company Brownstone Productions.

She’ll play Amanda Jones, a larger-than-life ex-con finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Co-lead Meaghan Rath plays her counterpart, Eliza Radley, a driven but stubborn detective who finds unlikely help from Amanda.

Cox and Rath are joined by Michael Cudlitz of “The Walking Dead,” who will play Captain Timothy Waits, a wry and sardonic police captain who has learned to appreciate Eliza’s unorthodox policing methods. Jay Scherick and David Ronn penned the “Trustee” pilot and will serve as executive producers, along with Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman.

Cox is fresh off CBS legal drama “Doubt,” which was pulled from the schedule after just two episodes. On “Doubt,” Cox was competitive attorney Cameron Wirth, making her the first trans actress to be a series regular on a broadcast show. Previously, she earned an Emmy nod for her work as Sophia on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.”

Cox is repped by ICM Partners, PH Entertainment Group​ and Peikoff/Mahan Law.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 1

Leave a Reply

1 Comment

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. swede says:

    ABC, you just don’t get it.

More TV News from Variety

Loading