Kerry Washington & Columbus Short Will Headline Shonda Rhimes’ “Fixer” Series
Well, well, well… how about that?
Kerry Washington has signed on to star in Shonda Rhimes’ still untitled drama for ABC – aka the series that’s based on the life of famous PR guru Judy Smith, a former White House press aide under President George H. Bush, who also counseled Monica Lewinsky, Michael Vick, Senator Larry Craig, worked on the prosecution of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings, the Chandra Levy investigation and the Enron Congressional inquiry.
Kerry will star as Judy Smith (who’ll be known as Olivia Price in the series), who’s described as “stylish but weary, too smart for her own good, something of a legend, formidable, driven, insightful, intuitive and fearless; heads up a team of crack legal experts.”
Also co-starring in the series pilot will be Columbus Short who will play a lawyer on her team.
The synopsis reads: “Price & Associates is no ordinary law firm. In fact, it’s not even a law firm, but a group of committed legal experts who believe in doing the right thing for their clients — even if that means circumventing the law if it gets the job done…”
Of the series regulars, Kerry and Columbus are apparently the only definite African Americans characters. The others are being cast colorblind.
Curiouser and curiouser… the series will be shot in Los Angeles. But no word on when we can expect its TV debut – likely during the 2011/2012 season.
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