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Laverne Cox Will Play Transgender Ivy League-Educated Attorney in CBS Courtroom Drama Pilot ‘Doubt’

Laverne Cox Will Play Transgender Ivy League-Educated Attorney in CBS Courtroom Drama Pilot 'Doubt'

Laverne Cox of “Orange Is the New Black” fame has booked a co-starring role on CBS’ drama pilot “Doubt,” in which she’ll play a transgender Ivy League-educated attorney, described as “fierce, funny” as well as “competitive as she is compassionate,” who has “experienced injustice first hand,” and is inclined to “fight all the harder for her clients.”

“Doubt” hails from the husband-and-wife writing/executive-producing team, Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Madam Secretary”), and will focus on a yet-to-be-cast defense lawyer at a firm who gets romantically involved with one of her clients – a faux pas made worse by the fact that he may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.

Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (“Elementary,” “Justified,” “Hindsight”) will also serve as EPs on the potential series.

Cox recently made history, becoming the first openly transgender actress to earn an Emmy nomination.

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