Emmy winner Obba Babatundé is slated to appear on the ABC’s legal drama from Shondaland, For The People.
Here’s the description of the sixth episode of season 2: Leonard (Regé-Jean Page) takes on one of the country’s best and most prolific litigators in a case that leads him to grapple with his personal feelings related to race and privilege in America. Back at the public defender’s office, Jay (Wesam Keesh) takes on his first drug case, but things heat up when he has to work with a rather unconventional lawyer. Elsewhere, Sandra (Britt Robertson) tries to prove she’s not a workaholic and bonds with Ted (Charles Michael Davis) over boxing to let off some much-needed steam.
Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a.k.a. “The Mother Court”), the series follows six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country. These young lawyers will be put to the test both personally and professionally as their lives intersect in and out of America’s most prestigious trial court.
Jasmin Savoy Brown, Anna Deavere Smith, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Hope Davis, Susannah Flood, Ben Rappaport and Ben Shenkman also star.
The veteran actor was last seen in recurring roles on Dear White People and of course, his Emmy-winning turn on the long-running CBS soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful.
For The People airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m./9 p.m. central on ABC.