Rebecca Breeds (The Originals) has landed the lead in NBC pilot Miranda’s Rights.

Written/co-executive produced by Katie Lovejoy and executive produced by John Glenn, Miranda’s Rights is a one-hour legal soap about an idealistic group of lawyers who not only work together but live together at their start-up firm. Jennifer Getzinger will direct the pilot. Universal TV is the studio.

Breeds will play the title character Miranda Coale, an attorney who’s pretty and smart, but plagued for the past six years by a youthful mistake. Miranda’s much-publicized and scandalous affair with a married state Senator in her early 20s changed the course of her life forever. Though she was, in many ways, victimized by the digisphere, she never acts like a victim. Instead, Miranda survives the pain of her past by joking about it (often at inappropriate moments) and by wearing her flaws on her sleeve.

Australian-born Breeds landed the part in a very competitive situation, auditioning alongside a slew of young actresses on both U.S. coasts, the UK and Australia.

Breeds recurs on The CW’s The Originals and was a series regular on the CBS comedy comedy We Are Men. She’s repped by UTA, Untitled and Morrissey Management in Australia.