Actress Ryan Michelle Bathe, who just slayed her NAACP Image Awards look, is set to join Simone Missick in a recurring role on CBS, All Rise.
According to Deadline, Bathe will play Rachel Audubon, a “brilliant and fearless, hi-profile, take-no-prisoners litigation attorney whose charm is her superpower.” She’s also a “rare trial lawyer” who can alternate between both civil and criminal law as well as a chief legal correspondent for cable news networks.
She has known Lola (Missick) since undergrad at Howard University and got to know Mark (Bethel) at UCLA where he, Lola and Rachel became a trio during their law school days.
All Rise follows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael (Missick), a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn’t intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be. The series also stars Bethel, Marg Helgenberger, Jessica Camacho, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez and Ruthie Ann Miles.