Taye Diggs to Star in ABC’s ‘Doomsday’ Drama

Taye Diggs is going from Broadway behind to ABC.

The Hedwig and a Angry Inch and Rent grad is returning to ABC to star in a network’s play commander Doomsday, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The play is set in a issue of Sept. 11, when a U.S. supervision instituted a tip consider tank comprised of a many artistic minds in scholarship and party who were tasked only with forgetful adult manmade disaster scenarios and their probable solutions. The ideas they invented were so dangerous that a list was hermetic and a module close down. But when a disaster occurs that seems ripped from a pages of a blank doomsday book, a group is brought behind years after to forestall a disasters of their possess making.

Diggs will topline a play as Dr. Davis Albright, an operative and designer who during one indicate was a youngest-ever conduct of disaster impediment for FEMA and a ex-husband to Elle Trask (currently uncast).

The purpose outlines a lapse for Diggs to ABC following his run on a network’s Shondaland play Private Practice. His TV credits embody Fox’s Empire, TNT’s Murder in a First and episodes of Fox’s Rosewood and CBS’ The Good Wife. He’s repped by ICM Partners and Authentic Management.

Justified‘s Mark Bianculli and VJ Boyd are penning a Doomsday script for Sony Pictures Television and will exec furnish alongside CSI alum Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz. Lefevre joins a expel that also includes Jack Davenport, Rachelle Lefevre and Dan Byrd.

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