Busy Week: Actress Books Role on ‘American Crime,’ Directing Gig on ‘Scandal’ and Return to ‘Big Bang Theory’

Jul 23, 2014  •  Post A Comment

The calendar just filled up quite a bit for one television and film actress. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that "Southland" alumna Regina King has just booked her next three projects.

"King has boarded John Ridley's hourlong ABC drama 'American Crime' with a major season-long arc and will return to CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' to reprise her role," the story reports. "Following both projects, King will then head back to ABC to direct the 16th episode of 'Scandal's' fourth season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned."

Ridley, an Oscar winner for "12 Years a Slave," will write, executive produce and direct "American Crime," which will star Timothy Hutton and Felicity Huffman. The plot focuses on a racially charged trial, the report notes.

King will play a devoutly religious woman to arrives to help her brother deal with a judicial system she thinks is working against him.

"She'll film the seven-episode role with an option for two additional installments until mid-November, filming one episode of 'Big Bang Theory' while shooting the ABC drama, after which she will head to 'Scandal' to direct in February," THR reports, noting that King will not appear onscreen in "Scandal."

"On 'Big Bang,' King portrays the university's director of human resources, where she has an awkward relationship with Kunal Nayyar's Raj and the rest of the gang," the report notes.

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