Newswire: True Blood’s Rutina Wesley to star in ABC’s Broad Squad

Broad Squad, the ABC pilot about broads who are also cops and the meatheads that we assume yell at them because it’s set in ’70s Boston, has found a broad worthy of donning the bellbottoms and stacked heels demanded by such a role. True Blood‘s Rutina Wesley has been cast as Joanne, one of four main characters on the show; Joanne is described as a hard-working, professional rookie cop from a tough working-class background who is very guarded about her personal life, mostly to hide the fact that she’s a lesbian.

Wesley will join the already-cast Charlotte Spencer and Cody Horn, who will play Joanne’s colleagues Molly and Lisa. No character descriptions for Molly and Lisa have been released yet, but we’re going to assume that one of them is an ex-prostitute who set her life straight and joined the force after accidentally smoking a …

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