Following the cancellation of Spielberg’s remake of Murder, She Wrote (also starring Spencer), the Oscar winner and director team up again for this Fox drama series. The coming-of-age story follows a group of unlikely teenagers living in a hospital that become friends. Octavia will play Nurse Jackson, a tough but intuitive nurse that doesn’t let anything get past her.
The award winning actress joins a myriad of black actresses and actors that currently have star-billing on television. Whether they’re sort of first timers like Michael Ealy, dominating the small screen like Kerry Washington, or back for a second round like Meagan Good; it’s refreshing to see more women and men of color taking over primetime. Flip the page to see where your favorite black celebs land on the TV landscape.
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