Phylicia Rashad cast as lesbian FBI agent in CBS pilot, ‘For Justice’
TV great Phylicia Rashad is coming back to the small screen in an a new major role. The former Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show will star in the upcoming CBS series, For Justice.
She is playing a black gay woman named Georgina Howe. The pilot is directed by Ava DuVernay, who just broke into the industry in a big way with her work, Selma. DuVernay also will serve as one of the executive producers.
According to Variety, “Rashad’s character is described has a savvy Washington player who has faced discrimination for her race and sexual orientation, and fights to protect the independence and integrity of her high-profile Civil Rights Division.”
This project is based upon the novel “The Thomas Berryman Number,” by James Patterson, which is said to follow “a female FBI agent working in the Criminal Section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division who finds herself caught between her radical real family and her professional family.”
Yes, so exciting for her to be back on TV and in seeming to be such a groundbreaking role. Let’s gooo!!