Aunjanue Ellis at TIFF Bell Lightbox - Photos by: Sam Santos | George Pimentel Photography
Aunjanue Ellis at TIFF Bell Lightbox - Photos by: Sam Santos | George Pimentel Photography

Wow! This is definitely one new TV project I'm going to be paying very close attention to.

Just a few hours ago, I posted an entry announcing that Damon Gupton had landed the lead role in AMC’s untitled Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn project, described as a legal thriller with major political, personal and ethical stakes.

Gupton will play Adam Powell - a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a sensational murder case.

It's just been announced that Aunjanue Ellis will co-star alongside Gupton in the drama, playing his wife, Billie Powell, described as a successful partner in a private equity firm and generally regarded by others as "the smartest person in the world."

LaGravenese will write and executive produce alongside Goldwyn, who will direct. By the way, Goldwyn plays President Fitzgerald Grant on Shonda Rhimes' Scandal; he's a director in his own right, helming episodes of Grey's AnatomyDamagesPrivate PracticeDexterJustified, and others. 

Marin Ireland (Homeland, Mildred Pierce) is also co-starring in the project, which is shaping up to be, at the very least, a well-acted legal drama/thriller, and I'm looking forward to seeing what develops.

Ellis will next be seen in Lifetime's original movie, Abducted: The Carlina White Story.