*A day after the announcement of Derek Luke in the CBS pilot “Second Sight,” producers have revealed that Jill Scott will join him in her first series gig since HBO’s “The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.”
As previously reported, the show is described as a gothic psychological thriller about Ross Tanner (Jason Lee), the lead detective with the New Orleans Police Department who is hiding the fact that he has an ocular disorder that causes him to have horrifying hallucinations. He soon discovers that catching a killer depends as much on insight as eyesight.
Scott will play eye doctor Dr. Callier, the specialist who tends to Tanner’s ocular disease.
As reported, Luke will play Det. Paul Giroux, a new member of Tanner’s team, who is after Tanner’s job. Giroux is somewhat self-consciously hip, full of himself and consistently oversteps. He comes across as an eager-beaver know-it-all, trying to assert an authority that he hasn’t earned and doesn’t yet possess.
Scott recently co-starred in Lifetime’s “Steel Magnolias” and will next be seen in Fox Searchlight’s “Baggage Claim.”