Laverne Cox makes television history.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
LOS ANGELES — Accolades are starting to pile up for Laverne Cox. With Saturday’s series pickup of the upcoming CBS legal drama “Doubt,” Laverne will make television history by becoming the first transgender actress to portray a transgender main character on a broadcast series. The 31-year-old thespian, who was in both the original and second pilot of the show, will star alongside lead actors Katherine Heigl and Steven Pasquale. Laverne, if you recall, made history in 2014 when she became the first transgender actress to earn an Emmy nomination for her role as Sophia on the Netflix series “Orange Is The New Black.” Laverne will also star in Fox’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this fall as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
— Indiewire (@indiewire) May 14, 2016
Produced by Grey’s Anatomy’s Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, “Doubt” features Katherine as a “smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm [who] starts to fall for her charismatic client, who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime,” according to Deadline. The show joins newly picked up dramas Bull, Training Day, Pure Genius (fka Bunker Hill) and MacGyver.
On Saturday (May 14), Laverne spoke at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.
Congrats on a job well done!