Bellamy Young has booked her post-Scandal project: The actress will star in ABC’s pilot False Profits, EW has learned.
False Profits follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business.
Young will play Laura, a single mom with two kids, the kind of level-headed woman who makes the best of a bad situation — and the last couple years have been bad indeed. Tired of being 10 steps behind, Laura signs up for a multi-level marketing scheme for selling cosmetics.
The Scandal star, who currently portrays POTUS Mellie Grant on the ABC political fixer drama, which is in its final season, joins the previously cast Kosha Patel and Kapil Talwalkar. Young will next star in A Wrinkle in Time.
Kayla Alpert will write and executive produce with Jason Reed and Sabrina Wind. Paul McGuigan will direst the pilot.