Boris Kodjoe Cast in Television Pilot

He will star in Georgetown as a senior adviser to the president.

Boris Kodjoe returns to television.

BV Newswire is reporting that Boris Kodjoe may get another crack at network television. Kodjoe has been cast in the ABC pilot Georgetown as a "fiercely intelligent senior adviser." The hourlong project, written by Will Fetters, is described as a sexy soap centered around the young people behind the power brokers of Washington, D.C. It centers on Andrew Pierce (played by Jimmy Wolk), an effortlessly charming and brilliant Yale graduate and the youngest presidential speechwriter on record who was once idealistic but is now cynical as he sees how compromise has eroded the administration's promise.

Kodjoe's last TV series, the J.J. Abrams  NBC spy drama Undercovers, which paired him with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, was canceled in 2010 after low ratings.

Soul Food, Undercovers and now possibly Georgetown. Hopefully, the third time is the charm. If not, it may be a wrap for Kodjoe's network television career.

Read more at BV Newswire.

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