Simone Missick to Headline “Courthouse”

Simone Missick will lead CBS’ forthcoming legal drama pilot. She joins previously announced series regulars Marg Helgenberger, Jessica Camacho, Wilson Bethel and J. Alex Brinson.

According to Deadline, Courthouse pulls back the curtain on the court system. It follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of the judges, assistant district attorneys and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks, cops and jurors to bring justice to the people of Los Angeles.

Missick will play Lola. Over the course of her impressive career as a Deputy District Attorney, Lola was known to be independent, formidable and, occasionally, wildly impulsive. As a newly appointed judge, Lola suddenly has more power. So she doesn’t sit back on the bench; Lola leans in — immediately pushing boundaries and challenging expectations of what a judge should be.

Courthouse will be directed by Mike Robin from a script penned by Greg Spottiswood. Robin and Spottiswood are also set to executive produce alongside Len Goldstein.