Like many other A-listers, Phylicia Rashad is planning a return back to TV. The actress has joined NBC’s drama pilot Do No Harm.
The story is a modern take on the Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde drama that circles Jeffrey Kohl (Steven Pasquale), a highly successful neurosurgeon who struggles with his dangerous alter ego.
Rashad will play the role of Dr. Vanessa Young, the head surgeon in charge and Jeffrey’s boss. Joining the former Cosby Show actress in the cast is Alana De La Garza, Mousa Kraish, Michael Esper and Ruta Gedmintas.
David Schulner will pen the script, and has teamed up with Peter Traugott, and Rachel Kaplan to executive produce. Michael Mayer has agreed to co-executive produce, and direct.
The Emmy nominated actress is most famous for her role on the long time running Cosby Show, where she played wife to Bill Cosby.
Rashad has mainly focused on the big screen as of late, with roles in Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds, For Colored Girls and Queen Latifah’s Just Right.
If Do No Harm goes to series, this would break her 12-year hiatus from the small screen.