EXCLUSIVE: Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us) is ready to star in ABC’s Kay Oyegun drama pilot a few group of therapists in Philadelphia.

The untitled hourlong challenge comes from twentieth Television and is written and exec produced by This Is Us writer-producer Oyegun, who has labored on the hit NBC drama since 2016 and has directed episodes together with “Birth Mother” and “One Giant Leap.

The drama revolves round 5 therapists in Philadelphia who discover distinctive methods to unravel issues of their sufferers’ lives whereas grappling with their very own. Ellen Roman (Blake), the proprietor of the apply and an excellent therapist, has her life shockingly turned the other way up when she begins working with a sociopathic affected person who might maintain the important thing to the disappearance of her sister 5 years earlier.

Blake’s Ellen is sensible, stunning, a pure chief, immediately perceptive, able to nice empathy, incredible dry sense of whip-smart humor; a deep effectively of contradictions stemming from a sophisticated childhood. She is the founder and important therapist of the “Mindful Insight Therapy Group;” she has each the command and vulnerability to make her the form of therapist who offers the whole lot she has to her sufferers. But that devotion, whereas a power, can also be her greatest weak point.

Blake acquired each Emmy and Critics Choice award nominations for her function as Linda McCray in Ava Duvernay’s critically acclaimed Netflix miniseries When They See Us. She can at present be seen in The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray restricted sequence for Apple TV+, starring reverse Sam Jackson. She lately accomplished taking pictures the lead within the Independent movie Brother reverse Aaron Pierre for BRON Studios. She additionally was lately seen within the Amazon characteristic I’m Your Woman for director Julia Hart. She’s repped by Anonymous Content and Goodman, Genow and Schenkman.

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