Ortiz to Star Opposite Morris Chestnut in Fox’s Untitled Todd Harthan Drama Pilot

Jaina Lee Ortiz is ready to see dead people…

The Puerto Rican actress has been cast as the female lead opposite Morris Chestnut in Fox’s untitled Todd Harthan drama pilot.

Jaina Lee Ortiz

The closed-ended procedural, written by Harthan and directed by Richard Shepard, centers on Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (portrayed by Chestnut), a gifted, charismatic private pathologist who can read living and dead bodies like a book.

Ortiz, a newcomer out of New York, who got her break when Chris Carter cast her in his Amazon pilot The After, will play Karissa Villa, a former NYPD detective who recently moved back to Miami and ends up helping Dr. Rosewood.

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