Ving Rhames has joined the cast of CBS’ pilot for the reboot of Cagney and Lacey.
Rhames will portray Police Capt. Stark, “the LAPD homicide coordinator who is unflappable and a leader who inspires loyalty in everyone around him.”
He joins soon-to-be-former Grey’s Anatomy actress Sarah Drew as Cagney and Law and Order: SVU and Blindspot alum Michelle Hurd as Lacey.
The potential series is a reboot of the 80s police procedural of the same name.
The logline and descriptions: “Cagney & Lacey will follow the two female police detectives and friends who keep the streets of Los Angeles safe. Drew will play LAPD Detective Cagney, Lacey’s nimble and easygoing partner and protégée. Hurd’s Lacey is athletic, polished, a former high school track and field champion. Empathetic and straightforward, she’s the more experienced partner.”
The original roles were played by Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless.