Saycon Sengbloh (Scandal) has signed on for a series-regular role in the Fox pilot, “Controversy,” by Sheldon Turner.
In “Controversy,” the Junior Counsel of a prestigious Illinois university must deal with an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault. From the football coaches and boosters who wield outsize influence, to a university administration under siege, the series explores the type of high-profile controversy all-too familiar on today’s college campuses, as well as the corrosive, dangerous nature of institutional power.
Sengbloh will play Ava, a cop who worked her way up to being a detective and is investigating several football players accused of assault.
Sengbloh was nominated for a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Eclipsed and currently recurs on Scandal.