Posted on Feb 8, 2017 01:35pm
Doubt And Its Stars Don't Plan To Shy Away From Controversy
The cast opens up about pushing the envelope on Doubt, which premieres Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Doubt promises to bring a healthy dose of drama and controversy when the series premieres on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.

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How does the new courtroom drama expect to push boundaries? Why, with everything from exploring attorney-client relationships to tackling topical social justice cases.

But, perhaps it's most controversial feature is the fact that it portrays criminals as human beings.

"The show takes people who have been accused of crimes and treats them as people," said Kobi Libii, who plays Nick, a former felon who earned his law degree behind bars. "It takes people who have been convicted of crimes and treats them like people who aren't defined by their criminality and aren't defined by the accusations against them."

For Laverne Cox, who plays transgender attorney Cameron Wirth, Doubt is as enlightening to work on as it will be to watch.

"I'm so proud to be part of a show that has a message beyond being also funny and entertaining and moving," said Cox. "Hopefully, Doubt will encourage you to think more critically about our criminal justice system and who's criminalized in this country."

What kind of controversies will the attorneys at Roth & Associates tackle?

Watch all-new episodes of Doubt on Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.