Veteran actor Bokeem Woodbine has landed the lead role in a CBS drama pilot titled Main Justice, per Shadow and Act. The pilot was inspired by former Attorney General Eric Holder.
In the pilot, Woodbine will play Miles Blair, whose character profile reads: “Years of experience as a beat cop and ultimately as Detroit’s Police Commissioner have made him pragmatic, tough and grounded. It’s trial by fire when he takes the reins in Washington.”
The pilot was written by Power scribe Sascha Penn, and executive produced by super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer and the former Attorney General. The pilot will follow Blair as he tries “the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country all while being the youngest person to ever hold such an esteemed position.”
With his first leading television role, Woodbine comes into 2018 with great momentum from his turn as Shocker in Spider-Man: Homecoming, a recurring guest role in the second season of WGN’s Underground and his Emmy-nominated turn as Mike Mulligan in the TV series Fargo. His next role will be Daryn Dupree in the forthcoming USA anthology series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.
Hopefully, Main Justice will see Woodbine get the recognition he deserves after 25 years in entertainment. Revisit our 2016 interview with the actor here.