Former Law & Order player S. Epatha Merkerson has been cast in a CBS pilot.
The medical drama, from Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant, stars Patrick Wilson as a driven surgeon whose life is changed when his ex-wife dies and begins giving him life lessons from the beyond. British actress Jennifer Ehle (The King’s Speech) will co-star as his wife.
Merkerson, who played Lt. Anita Van Buren for nine seasons on Law & Order, will play Wilson’s stern administrative assistant. The actress won an Emmy and Golden Globe for her role in HBO’s 2005 film Lackawanna Blues.
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