Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


Laverne Cox's Doubt gets second chance at CBS

CBS to recast drama that stars Cox as a transgender attorney

Posted on

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Laverne Cox’s drama pilot at CBS could get a second lease on life.

EW has confirmed that Doubt, a project that stars the Orange is the New Black actress as a transgender Ivy League-educated attorney, remains in contention even though CBS declined to pick it up for a fall launch. The plan is to keep the script intact but recast KaDee Strickland (Private Practice) and Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex).

The drama is about a succesful defense lawyer (previously played by Strickland) who becomes romantically involved with a client (Sears) who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. 

The pilot also stars Dule Hill and Elliott Gould.

Variety was the first to report the news.

Related Stories

Laverne Cox explains the powerful message behind her recent EW cover

Caitlyn Jenner thanks Laverne Cox: ‘Your support means the world’

Laverne Cox cast in CBS legal drama