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Octavia Spencer Snags Lead TV Role

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Olivia Pope is opening doors for Black actresses left and right. Octavia Spencer who won an Oscar for “The Help,” has snagged the lead role in a pilot of “Murder, She Wrote,” for NBC. According to Deadline, Spencer will star in the reboot that is only a pilot as of right now. Spencer’s knack for crime-solving led her straight to the role.

“I’ve always considered myself an armchair detective and in a recent meeting with Bob Greenblatt, he asked me what type of character would be able to lure me to TV. Naturally, I said ” J.B. Fletcher” meets “Colombo”… And here we are,” she said. “I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with Dave Janollari again, and Alex Cunningham a brilliant writer who shares my love for all things mysterious and Angela Lansbury.”

Congrats!

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