Laverne Cox to Star in CBS Legal Drama

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox will soon be standing on the other side of the law.

The Orange Is the New Black star has booked a lead role in Doubt, a new legal drama pilot in the works.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cox will star as Cameron Wirth, a transgender Ivy League-educated attorney who is as competitive as she is compassionate. She’s fierce, funny and the fact that she’s experienced injustice first-hand makes her fight all the harder for her clients.

If Doubt is picked up as a series, the actress will make history as the first transgender to have a lead role on network TV.

The 30-year-old has already made history with her Emmy nomination in July, becoming the first openly transgender actress to garner such recognition from the TV Academy.

Cox returns to “Orange Is The New Black’s” third season this summer on Netflix.

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