Paula Patton To Star In ABC Pilot ‘Runner’

Movies & TV

By: Shenequa Golding / February 24, 2015

ABC has just announced another black woman as their lead for an upcoming pilot to stand alongside Kerry Washington and Viola Davis.

Paula Patton will play the lead actress in a new ABC drama titled Runner. Scripted by Michael Cooney, Deadline.com reports the drama is based off a Turkish series titled Son.

Patton, 39, will play Lauren Marks. A wife and mother who believed her husband died in a plane crash only to learn he’s alive and (get this) traveling with a woman who’s stolen her identity.

No word on when the new show will air, but in any event, congrats to Paula Patton.