Britt Robertson has been tapped to star in the Shondaland legal drama “For the People,” TheWrap has learned.
The “Girlboss” star replaces Britne Oldford, who starred in the pilot and the series trailer released when the show was first picked up to series.
“For the People” focuses on four new lawyers working in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Robertson will play the lead role of Sandra, a public defender driven to law by the injustices committed against her family in the past.
It is created by Shondaland’s Paul William Davies and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.
The midseason drama also stars Lyndon Smith as Allison Adams, Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver, Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn, Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons, Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox, Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn, Hope Davis as Jill Carlan, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Judge Nicholas Byrne and Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman.
Robertson’s casting comes after her Netflix comedy “Girlboss,” loosely inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography of the same name, was canceled by the streaming platform after one season.