Laverne Cox goes from strength to strength: Earlier this week, the Orange is the New Black star was unveiled as one of the faces of Beyoncé’s Ivy Park clothing line. Now Variety is reporting that ABC has greenlighted a pilot for her upcoming series, Spirited.
In the one-hour drama, Cox plays a fake psychic who discovers she really can communicate with the dead. So she decides to mend her con-artist ways and start using her powers for good.
We’re getting a slight Oda Mae Brown vibe.
The show is being produced by Elizabeth Banks, who had previously tapped Cox to star in the buddy cop show The Trustee, about a stubborn police detective (Meaghan Rath) and an ex-con (Cox). When that series failed to materialize, Spirited came into view.
Most recently Cox appeared on CBS’ short-lived legal drama Doubt, alongside Katherine Heigl, Dulé Hill, and Elliott Gould.