Everybody’s favorite television mother is returning to network television. Phylicia Rashad will star in CBS’s For Justice, which will be directed by Ava DuVernay. The series is based on James Patterson’s novel The Thomas Berryman Number. Rashad plays a FBI agent who works for the Department of Civil Rights. Rashad’s character, Georgina Howe, is gay, and faces discrimination because of her sexual orientation.

According to Variety, Law & Order’s Rene Balcer wrote the pilot and will serve as exec producer, alongside DuVernay, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, James Patterson, Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout.

It should be interesting to see Rashad back on television after all of these years!


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