Angela Bassett set to co-produce and star in NBC legal drama
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.