America Ferrara Joins Pilot As a Nun and Lawyer

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Actress America Ferrera attends the Women in the World Summit 2013 on April 4, 2013 in New York, United States.
Actress America Ferrera attends the Women in the World Summit 2013 on April 4, 2013 in New York, United States. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

America Ferrara, star of the much-missed Ugly Betty, has signed on to star in the CBS pilot Damascus as a nun who is also a lawyer. The series focuses on a determined sister who teams up with a corporate lawyer to help the impoverished, and through their work the pair discover a “secret and powerful organization determined to destroy them,” according to Deadline. Does the fact that she’s a nun mean she and co-counsel will never have romantic sparks … or that the sparks will be that much more intense because they’re forbidden?

America Ferrara Joins Pilot As a Nun and Lawyer