Paula Patton To Star In ABC Pilot ‘Runner’

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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.