Rashad will play a gay woman named Georgia Howe in the series’ pilot.
And to make a good story even sweeter, the pilot will be directed by Selma’s Ava DuVernay.
Howe, Rashad’s character, is being described as a “savvy Washington player who has faced discrimination for her race and sexual orientation, and fights to protect the independence and integrity of her high-profile Civil Rights Division.”
The show is based on James Patterson’s novel The Thomas Berryman Number, which follows a female FBI agent working who finds herself caught up between her biological and professional families. Rene Balcer, the writer and producer behind “Law & Order” will pen the pilot and work as executive producer with DuVernay, Robert De Niro, James Patterson and more.
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