Jasmin Savoy Brown has been cast in the upcoming Shondaland series For the People filling in a lead role re-cast after the pilot.
Brown will play Allison, roommate of Britt Robertson’s Sandra, in Shondaland’s midseason series. Lyndon Smith (Parenthood) played the part in the pilot.
The series is set in New York’s high-profile Southern District federal court and follows young defense and prosecuting attorneys as they try to figure out their professional and personal lives. It stars Britne Oldford as Sandra Black, a rookie public defender who was motivated to become an attorney by an injustice her family suffered when she was a child.
The series is created by Scandal‘s Paul William Davies and executive-produced by Rhimes and Betsy Beers. It joins ABC’s veteran series Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder.
Brown is known for her starring role as Evie Murphy in HBO’s The Leftovers. She starred in a recurring role as Nina on Season two of Freeform’s Stitchers, and was recently cast as a series regular in the upcoming TNT drama Will.