Tika Sumpter will star in and co-executive produce The 313 TV show pilot at CBS. The drama comes from writer Tracy McMillan and producer Michael London. Deadline reports, “This marks the first broadcast sale for London under the first-look deal he and his production company, Groundswell Productions, entered with CBS TV Studios in June.”
Set in Detroit, the project gets its title from the city’s area code. In The 313, the reports says, “…when a sex scandal brings down the current administration, a 29-year-old female City Council President (Sumpter) suddenly becomes the Mayor of Detroit and has to contend with all the staggering obstacles the job brings.”
Sumpter stars in Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, on OWN. She is also developing the Black Wall Street TV series pilot at WGN America.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Tika Sumpter? How do you like the sound of The 313 TV series pilot?