Angela Bassett Signs to Identity Pilot


Angela Bassett is set to star in the new ABC pilot Identity, written by John Glenn. Identity centers on an elite police unit formed to fight identity-based crimes. Bassett will play a special agent in charge of the unit. Earlier in the pilot-casting season, Bassett was attached to the drama One Police Plaza, where she would have again played a cop. The Oscar-nominated actress — for 1993's What's Love Got to Do With It? — hasn't been on TV since she starred in the final season of ER in 2009. [Deadline]