New Laverne Cox Legal Drama For CBS Gets Second Chance Pilot

New Laverne Cox Legal Drama For CBS Gets Second Chance Pilot
Laverne Cox

A new legal drama for CBS – “Doubt” – will get a second chance at life as the network has ordered a reshoot of the pilot after recasting the lead with “Grey’s Anatomy” star, Katherine Heigl.

Returning in her original principal role is “Orange Is The New Black” star and transgender activist Laverne Cox.

Apparently, while the show was not picked up this past spring, the network asked for rewriting and various roles to be recast.

From Variety:

Original cast members Dulé Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould, Kobi Libii and “Orange Is the New Black’s” Laverne Cox will still star in the repiloting of “Doubt” with Cox playing Cameron Wirth, a trans Ivy League-educated lawyer who’s both competitive and compassionate.

Described as fierce and funny, Cameron’s own experience with injustice causes her to fight even harder for all of her clients.