Miranda’s Rights — Which We Assure You Is an Actual TV Show and Not a Brilliant 30 Rock Joke — Finds Its Miranda

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NBC in-development legal drama Miranda’s Rights has gotten one step closer to becoming the first show on television to be called Miranda’s Rights: Deadline reports that Rebecca Breeds (The Originals) has been cast in the title role of Miranda Coale, a lawyer whose first name is the same as the last name of Ernesto Miranda, an Arizona man who in 1963 confessed to criminal charges without being informed of his right to remain silent. By contrast, the show’s Miranda is a lawyer who joins a law firm full of millennials in order to reinvent herself after a sex scandal involving a married senator. These millennial lawyers also live together, setting the stage for a potential spin-off where Miranda’s roomate turned love interest breaks up with her to work in a post office — Ex Post Factor.

Miranda’s Rights Finds Its Miranda