Minnie Driver‘s next primetime gig is about another boy.
The actress has been cast as the female lead in ABC’s comedy pilot Speechless, TVLine has learned.
The potential series from writer Scott Silveri (Go On) centers on a family with a special-needs child. Driver will portray Maya, the overbearing mother who moves her family from town to town in an effort to find the right school for her non-verbal son, JJ.
Mason Cook (Legends) joins Driver as Ray, the youngest of her three sons who often feels like the only adult in his family.
Driver’s previous TV credits include NBC’s About a Boy, The Riches and the Lifetime miniseries The Red Tent.
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