DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Portia Doubleday (Mr. Robot), Christine Adams (Black Lightning) and Ken Kirby (Good Trouble) are set as series regulars opposite Sarah Shahi, Reid Scott and François Arnaud in Judgement, ABC’s drama pilot from former Charmed showrunner Joey Falco and 20th Television.
Written and executive produced by Falco, Judgement is a high-stakes legal soap that redefines the genre by playing out over two timelines. Fifteen years from now, a woman (Shahi) being vetted for a Supreme Court seat recounts her experience at a prominent D.C. law firm in 2023, where the only thing more controversial than the cases was her messy love life, caught between two feuding brothers (Scott, Arnaud). Now, with a Supreme Court seat on the line, all of her darkest secrets are at risk of coming out, threatening her nomination, her reputation and her marriage.
Doubleday will play Eloise ‘Ellie’ Roth, a quirky, eternally optimistic, up-and-coming associate who strikes an immediate friendship with her new colleague, Mia (Shahi). She also happens to be the daughter of the firm’s founder, leading many to see her as a classic nepo-baby; but the brilliant, determined Ellie sees proving herself as an exciting challenge (almost as exciting as her favorite reality TV show, which she will not shut up about).
Falco executive produces with Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Shahi and Jordan Cerf. Paul McGuigan directs and also executive produces. 20th Television is the studio.
Doubleday is best known for her role as Angela, friend to Rami Malek’s character Elliot, on Mr. Robot, which ran for four seasons on USA Network. She also starred as Heather opposite Matthew Perry in ABC’s Mr. Sunshine. Her film credits include Youth In Revolt opposite Michael Cera, Spike Jonze’s Her and Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie, among others. Doubleday is repped by Anonymous Content, Paradigm Talent Agency and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson McGinnis Ryan.
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The actor discusses her Blumhouse horror movie, now on digital, and her exit from the acclaimed USA drama: “I thought about it for months and months and months.”
[This interview contains spoilers for Mr. Robot season four.]
THR – In October 2019, Portia Doubleday shocked Mr. Robot fans when she stated that it was her decision to leave the show earlier than expected. Even series creator Sam Esmail acknowledged that the early exit of Doubleday’s fan-favorite character, Angela Moss, was not the writers’ original plan. While the actor alludes to there being multiple reasons why she decided to retire her signature role well ahead of schedule, she still maintains that it fits the creative spirit of Mr. Robot.
Written by Jess on February 12 2020
Hi, Portia fans! Yesterday, Portia attended the Fantasy Island premiere at AMC Century City 15 in California (February 11). Fantasy Island will be in theaters from February 14.
I was happy to see new Portia photos. This was her first official event/appearance since 2018!