Phylicia Rashad Actress From The Cosby Show Is Taking On Gay Role For New T.V Drama "For Justice"

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Phylicia Rashad  Is Taking On Gay Role For New T.V Drama "For Justice"
BHR Hollywood Reports......Black women of all sexual orientations and gender expressions are definitely having a triumphant moment of complex representation in TV thanks to shows like “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Empire” and “Orange Is the New Black.”

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Ava DuVernay.
 And now it appears that TV icon Phylicia Rashad is about to ride that wave of change as well as it has recently been announced that she’ll play a lesbian role in a new CBS drama.

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.

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James Patterson
Rashad’s character is described has 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 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.

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