Jurnee Smollett has landed a lead on NBC’s pilot Bad Girls, according to Black Film. Bad Girls is a drama adapted from a long-running U.K. series.
The show follows the lives of a group of women in a federal prison, a scandalous female warden, her new protégé and a host of inmates. The women all struggle with loyalties to people on the inside and outside.
Smollett will play Gwen, a rap star who lives the high life on the local club scene until she gets busted by the DEA and finds herself tossed into jail without bail.
In other news, Smollet is also gearing up to appear in Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor.