Laverne Cox to Star in Elizabeth Banks-Produced ABC Pilot ‘The Trustee’

laverne_coxLaverne Cox might be ABC’s next comedy star. According to Deadline, the Orange Is the New Black alum has signed on to star alongside Meaghan Rath (Being Human, New Girl) in the ABC pilot The Trustee, which was ordered back in January. Produced by Elizabeth Banks, the hourlong dramedy centers on Rath as Eliza Radley, “a driven but stubborn detective who finds unlikely help from her precinct’s trustee, Amanda Jones (Cox) a larger-than-life ex-con finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Though these two have completely opposing views on crime and punishment, a highly entertaining and successful partnership is born.” The pilot was written by Jay Scherick and David Ronn, and and Michael Engler (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Notorious) is attached to direct.

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