Anthony Anderson to lead Public Defenders pilot episode

Anthony Anderson has been set to lead the pilot for upcoming series Public Defenders.

The Black-ish actor had signed up to star in Public Defenders, an ABC comedy series ordered for a pilot episode, according to Deadline.

The show would follow four "inexperienced" public defenders trying to keep their clients out of jail, while navigating their first defendants, the court system, and a jamming copy machine, according to a logline.

Anderson's character Marshall heads the team as deputy-in-charge, with a goal to "transform his deputies into cutthroat defense attorneys".

Randall Einhorn has been set to direct the pilot episode, written by Eddie Quintana. Liz Astrof has signed on as a showrunner.

Anthony, Randall, Eddie, and Liz have all been named as executive producers, alongside Mary Viola and Corey Marsh for Wonderland Sound and Vision and Artists First's E. Brian Dobbins.

No production schedule, other confirmed cast, or release date for the series has been announced. Public Defenders would be produced for 20th Television.