LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: Actress Angela Bassett arrives at Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere Of AFFRM & Participant Media's 'Middle Of Nowhere' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Academy Award nominated actress Angela Bassett is set to star and co-executive produce a new legal drama on NBC titled Vanishing Point.

According to Deadline, NBC closed a deal for the show that was penned by Source Code writer, Ben Ripley, who will executive produce the drama that is produce by SONY TV alongside SONY TV-based producers Deborah Spera and Maria Grasso.

The new series has been described as a character-driven legal franchise revolving around two women.

One, played by Bassett, is a brilliant yet unsympathetic rainmaker at a powerful New York law firm whose world is suddenly and permanently upended by a health issue.

Facing this crisis, she makes her condition public and vows to continue her practice with the help of a young brilliant attorney she chooses to be her right hand.

Angel Bassett is known for her portrayal of acclaimed singer Tina Turner in the 1993 movie What’s Love Got to Do with It, and her lead roles in Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Grove Back.

However, this is not Bassett’s first foray onto the small screen. She played Dr. Cate Banfield on the final two seasons of the hit NBC drama ER.

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