NBC is developing a drama for an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-nominated actress, reports EW.com’s Inside TV. The actress is Angela Bassett, who starred in a Fox drama pilot last spring that didn’t get picked up for this fall, the report notes.
Bassett will star in and executive produce a legal drama that focuses on two women, one an unsympathetic yet smart lawyer who faces a health crisis, and the other a young attorney she hires to help her continue to practice law, the story says.
Bassett starred in an untitled project last spring about the teenage daughter of a CIA operative, the piece adds.
She was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for her leading role in “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” and has also been nominated for an Emmy, for lead actress in “The Rosa Parks Story” in 2002.