Angela Bassett is headed back to the small screen.
Following her role in Fox’s untitled Karyn Usher spy drama pilot last season, she is set to co-executive produce and star in the NBC drama, Vanishing Point, penned by Source Code writer Ben Ripley.
The project is described as a character-driven legal franchise revolving around two women. Bassett plays a brilliant yet unsympathetic rainmaker at a powerful NYC law firm, whose world is suddenly and permanently upended by a health issue.
Facing this crisis, she makes her condition public and vows to continue her practice with the help of a young brilliant attorney she chooses to be her right hand.
Sony TV is producing the project, with Ripley executive producing alongside Sony TV-based producers Deborah Spera and Maria Grasso.