Nia Long to Star in New Scripted TV Series
Nia’s year started off with a bang after starring in “Best Man Holiday” and now is taking her talents to TV.
According to Rolling Out:
Move over Kerry Washington? Nia Long is coming to a TV near you. Riding off of the success of her latest film, “The Best Man Holiday,” Long, 43 has landed a leading role on WE tv’s first original scripted drama, “The Divide.”
Written by Academy Award nominated Richard LaGravenese and the co-creator of “Scandal” Tony Goldwyn, Long will play Billie Page, a hard charging wife of district attorney, played by actor Damon Gupton formerly of “Prime Suspect” and “Deadline.”
According to a press release, released by WeTV, “At its core, The Divide is an exploration of personal morality and how all people – especially ambitious people – struggle with the shades of grey found in the absence of a simple, ordered moral universe. The show probes how truth coexists in the modern justice system alongside ambition, ethics, politics and race. As an impassioned case worker with The Innocence Initiative, Christine Rosa delves into the case of a death-row inmate she believes was wrongly convicted of a young family’s heinous murder 11 years earlier. She chases down new evidence in a search for the truth and confronts an equally passionate district attorney, Adam Page, whose view of justice is colored by shades of grey. Throughout the journey, Christine and Adam’s pasts resurface as they are faced with the question of one man’s guilt or innocence intertwined with their own personal histories.”
“The Divide” is set to premiere in mid-2014.