Uzo Aduba is saying goodbye to treating patients in therapy and hello to investigating a homicide in the White House. The three-time Emmy winner is following up her latest role on the small screen, playing Dr. Brooke Taylor in “In Treatment,” with “The Residence,” a murder-mystery drama hailing from Shondaland. Sahu Newsreports that Liza Johnson will direct the first four episodes of the series.
Taking inspiration from Kate Andersen Brower’s book “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House,” “the eight-episode series is described as ‘a screwball whodunnit set in the upstairs, downstairs, and back stairs of the White House, among the eclectic staff of the world’s most famous mansion.’ Its premise: 132 rooms. 157 suspects. One dead body. One wildly eccentric detective (Aduba). One disastrous State Dinner,” the source teases.
Aduba, who won two Emmys for “Orange is the New Black” and one for “Mrs. America,” has been cast as Cordelia Cupp, “a consulting detective for the Metropolitan Police Department. Cupp is an astute observer of human behavior, with a distinctive and – to some, unsettling – conversational style.”
Johnson’s recent credits include “The Last of Us,” “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” and “Dead to Me.”
Originally published at womenandhollywood.com