Phylicia Rashad Actress From The Cosby Show Is Taking On Gay Role For New T.V Drama "For Justice"
|Phylicia Rashad Is Taking On Gay Role For New T.V Drama "For Justice"|
Phylicia Rashad has been cast as a series regular in CBS’ drama “For Justice,”.
“The Cosby Show” mom will play a gay black woman by the name of Georgina Howe in the pilot, set to be directed by “Selma’s” Ava DuVernay.
The project, based on James Patterson’s novel “The Thomas Berryman Number,” follows a female FBI agent working in the Criminal Section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division who finds herself caught between her radical real family and her professional family.
“Law & Order” vet Rene Balcer penned the pilot and will serve as exec producer, alongside DuVernay, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, James Patterson, Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout. Berry Welsh will co-exec produce. CBS TV is the studio.
Rashad is repped by Innovative Artists and Johnnie Planco at Parseghian Planco/Untitled.