Firebrand defense attorney Gloria Allred is the inspiration for a drama series project set up at CBS through CBS TV Studios. Written by Deborah Schoeneman (Girls, The Newsroom), the untitled project, which has a script commitment, is a fictional drama loosely based on the life of the famed feminist lawyer. It centers on a fearless, outspoken attorney who takes on the toughest civil rights cases and is masterful at using the media to get justice. Schoeneman and Allred executive produce with Principato Young’s Peter Principato and Paul Young.

Allred is known for taking on high-profile and often controversial cases, representing mainly female clients. She’s noted for grabbing media attention through press conferences with her clients by her side. She currently represents many of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.