Tika Sumpter Lands First Starring Role in ‘The 313″
Actress Tika Sumpter is heading to CBS in her first starring role. Via The Hollywood Reporter, Tika will headline and co-produce The 313, a political drama about a young female City Council President who suddenly becomes Mayor when the current administration is brought down by a sex scandal.
The 313, which is the area code for Detroit, will begin shooting early next year after Tika gives birth. The actress is currently pregnant and expecting her first child with actor Nick James. The two met while co-starring on the hit OWN drama The Haves and Haves Nots. Tika will reportedly be allowed to finish out her obligation to the show due to a non-interference clause in her contract.
CBS is reportedly eyeing The 313 for a mid-season 2018 debut. The show will be the network’s first to star an African American woman. Anika Noni Rose almost held the title, but her For Justice pilot was not picked up by the network last season.