Bokeem Woodbine to Topline CBS Drama 'Main Justice'

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Bokeem Woodbine is going to court for CBS.

The Fargo grad is set to topline the drama pilot Main Justice for the network and exec producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Inspired by the life and work of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the drama focuses on the character as he takes viewers into the tumultuous world of the fifth floor of the Department of Justice, where he takes on the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country, all while being the youngest person to ever hold such an esteemed position.

Woodbine will portray Miles, who is recently sworn in as attorney general. His years of experience as a beat cop and Detroit's police commissioner have made him pragmatic, tough and grounded. But it's trial by fire when he takes the reins in Washington.

Sascha Penn (Survivor's Remorse) wrote the script and exec produces the CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios drama alongside Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed and Eric Holder.

Repped by Gersh and Jackoway Tyerman, Woodbine's credits include Spider-Man: Homecoming, Riddick and The Rock. On the TV side, he next stars in USA Network anthology Unsolved. His small-screen credits also include WGN America's Underground, FX's Fargo and TNT's Saving Grace.

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