Stephanie Beatriz is joining the force…
The Latina actress has been cast in Fox’s still-untitled police comedy pilot starring former Saturday Night Live star Andy Samberg and former One Life to Live alum Melissa Fumero.
The comedy from Parks and Recreation‘s Dan Goor and Mike Schur centers on a diverse group of detectives at a New York City precinct.
Beatriz, who most recently guest-starred as Sofia Vergara‘s hermana on ABC’s Modern Family, will play Meghan, a sexy and frightening police officer who is tough, opinionated and unpredictable and scares the bejesus out of the other police officers just as much as she does the criminals she detains.
Samberg will play the station’s top, with Fumero recently landing the co-starring role of Amy, a smart cop and former middle-school teacher. Newsroom‘s Terry Crews also co-stars.
Beatriz’s credits include The Closer and the ABC comedy pilot The Smart One last season.