Cover girl of UPTOWN’sÂ Hollywood & Spring Fashion issue? Check. Dr. Carla Reed on BET’s Reed BetweenÂ the Lines? Check.Â A lead roleÂ in the new NBC drama pilot Bad Girls? Double check.
According to Deadline, the show is adapted from the long-running UK series that centers around a group of unlikely womenÂ serving time in federal prison.
Ross will play Rachel, a “high-powered business woman who is now serving time for selling phony mortgages. She delayed having kids because of her career, and now she’s desperate to get pregnant– which isn’t easy in prison.”
Jurnee Smollett will join Ross to play Gwen, a famous rapperÂ living a luxury life until she gets busted by the DEA and is locked up without bail.
There is no word on when production will begin.