*Laverne Cox is onto the next.
*Days after her CBS show “Doubt” was pulled from the schedule after just two episodes, the actress has landed a co-lead on ABC’s “The Trustee,” a female buddy cop pilot from Warner Bros. TV and Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s company Brownstone Productions.
She’ll play Amanda Jones, a larger-than-life ex-con finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Co-lead Meaghan Rath plays her counterpart, Eliza Radley, a driven but stubborn detective who finds unlikely help from Amanda.
As previously reported, Lance Gross will play police detective J.D. Hayes, Radley’s colleague and love interest.
Also joining the cast is Michael Cudlitz of “The Walking Dead,” who will play Captain Timothy Waits, a wry and sardonic police captain who has learned to appreciate Eliza’s unorthodox policing methods.
Jay Scherick and David Ronn penned the “Trustee” pilot and will serve as executive producers, along with Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman.
On “Doubt,” Cox played competitive attorney Cameron Wirth, making her the first trans actress to be a series regular on a broadcast show. Previously, she earned an Emmy nod for her work as Sophia on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.”