Meagan Good Lands Leading Role for NBC Project

March 22, 2012  |  

From the looks of things, Meagan Good is seriously stepping up her acting game. The 30-year-old actress who typically plays the young temptress in her movie roles has landed a gig as the leading star in a new NBC drama pilot, “Notorious.”

Meagan will play Joanna Locasto, an undercover detective who returns to the home of the wealthy family where she grew up to investigate the murder of a friend, socialite Vivian Lawson. According to Cinemablend, Meagan’s character is supposedly the daughter of the Lawson family’s housekeeper, which is how she’ll be able to return and investigate the case undetected. Staring alongside Meagan will be Victor Garber who will play the patriarch of the Lawson family.

If the pilot gets clearance, this would be Meagan’s first regular series role on TV. Since the project is being called an “opulent soap,” I wouldn’t expect the grit and grime from shows like “CSI” and “Law and Order,” there will likely be lots of glitz and unrealistic glamour surrounding the detective’s life. But this is still pretty big for a black woman to land a lead role on a major network. We’ll have to see if it gets picked up.

What do you think about this plot? Is Meagan Good a good choice for the role?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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