Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is heading to court. McDonald has signed on to play a litigator in the CBS pilot The Ordained, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The pilot, penned by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, centers around Tom (Charlie Cox), a member of a Kennedy-esque dynasty who leaves the priesthood to become a lawyer in order to save his sister from assassination. McDonald plays Anthea, a senior litigator at Tom’s law firm and his main mentor. Lost and Once Upon a Time star Jorge Garcia also co-stars as the firm’s chief investigator.
McDonald is picked up Tonys for her performances in Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime, Master Class and Carousel. Her other Broadway credits include 110 in the Shade, Henry IV, Marie Christine and The Secret Garden. A two-time Emmy nominee, McDonald appeared as a series regular on Private Practice. Her other TV credits include Annie, Wit, A Raisin in the Sun and Mister Sterling.