Angela Bassett is headed back to television as the newest cast member of ABC’s drama project “One Police Plaza,” reports.

The actress will play New York City’s first female commissioner in the series, which is currently in development.

Bassett was last seen on the small screen in NBC’s “ER,” where she played emergency room chief Dr. Catherine Banfield on the show’s 15th and final season in 2008-09.

The respected actress and wife of actor Courtney B. Vance stars in the upcoming films “Jumping the Broom” and “The Green Lantern.”

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