*With the “Murder, She Wrote” reboot no longer happening, Octavia Spencer has found herself another primetime paycheck.
The “Fruitvale Station” star will topline FOX’s “Red Band Society,” described as a dark dramedy that focuses on the daily lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital who become unlikely friends. The depth of the unexpected friendships allows them to survive the challenges of growing up under such intense circumstances.
Spencer will play Nurse Jackson, who works in the pediatrics ward. She’s an excellent, intuitive nurse and a tough customer who doesn’t put up with any BS from anyone.