Upcoming Laverne Cox drama has official received a pilot order by ABC.

Currently titled Spirited, the one-hour drama revolves around a fake psychic (Cox) who realizes she can really communicate with the dead. She decides to put her con-woman past behind her and actually start helping people.

Elizabeth Banks is attached as an executive producer under her Brownstone Productions banner. Brownstone’s Max Handelman will also executive produce. Heather Mitchell, who previously wrote for and produced “Scandal” and developed “Still Star-Crossed” for television, will serve as writer and executive producer. Warner Bros. Television, where Brownstone is under an overall deal, will produce.

Cox is fresh off the CBS midseason legal drama Doubt where she made history as the first transgender actor cast as a regular on a broadcast series.  She also scored an Emmy nomination for her portrayal as Sophia Burset on Netflix’s Orange Is The Black and is also a Daytime Emmy Award-winning producer of The T Word.

We are excited about this upcoming pilot, and can’t wait to see Cox in this new role!



About The Author

The HBR Media Team is a collective group of black women filmmakers, writers, and studio/network executives who are passionate about bringing visibility to women of African descent working in film and television.

Related Posts