We, here at Angie B News, are coming out of blogging hiatus and with good reason. It's been over a year since Angela Bassett finished the final season of ER and even longer since we last updated you with any Angie B News, but we all go through our slumps and only something big can bring us out of it. Remember Bernadine in Waiting to Exhale, sulking around her house before she took a cigarette and gasoline to the BMW? Yes, of course you do.
Plenty has happened this past year: two of the BassettHounds met and talked with the Queen herself and let's just say we're even more in awe of her in person.
|Simonique and Natacia with Angela (Jan 2010)|
Angela Bassett to star in ABC's cop drama, "One Police Plaza"
Actress Angela Bassett has signed on to star in a cop drama for ABC.
Bassett is set to star in "One Police Plaza," an hour-long in development from "Criminal Minds"/ "Grey's Anatomy" exec producer Mark Gordon.
Should the drama go forward, Bassett would star as the first-ever female New York police commissioner. Project had already been set up at the Alphabet net (Daily Variety, Nov. 2), but the deal with Bassett has just now been finalized.
Crime novelist Linda Fairstein and Kenneth Solarz ("CSI: NY") are writing and exec producing the show. Gordon will also exec produce with his production partner Deb Spera.
"One Police Plaza" -- the name of the NYPD's headquarters, near City Hall -- would rep the first series role for Bassett since the final season of "ER," where she played chief of emergency medicine Dr. Catherine Banfield.
I'm personally very proud of Angela for making the huge commitment to a television series. As the leading lady of One Police Plaza, Angela is going to be carrying her own series and in some ways the success of the show is dependent on her. Angela Bassett will be to One Police Plaza what Glenn Close is to Damages, what Kyra Sedgwick is to The Closer, or what, I hate to say it, Holly Hunter was to Saving Grace.
Ultimately, this a project worthy of her talent, worthy of her return; blog worthy, even.