Groundbreaking: Laverne Cox Is Coming to Primetime TV

Groundbreaking: Laverne Cox Is Coming to Primetime TV

The transgender actress has a major new gig.

Published May 14th

Major congratulations are in order for Laverne Cox as it was recently confirmed that the actress' legal drama pilot, Doubt, was given a series order by CBS.

According to Deadline, the Orange Is the New Black favorite stars alongside Katherine Heigl in the drama, which tells the story of a smart, chic, successful defense attorney (played by Heigl) at a boutique firm. The plot takes a twist when she starts to fall for her client, who is suspected of being guilty of a heinous crime.

Cox took to the 'Gram to celebrate with her fans, posting the video, below:

Yay! We are going to series. #celebration #Doubt #CBS #Yaaasss

A video posted by laverne cox (@lavernecox) on

Also set to star in the series are Pasquale, Dulé Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould and Kobi Libii.

Watch the actress get emotional while talking about the TIME backlash in the video, above.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

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