Joy Bryant To Co-Star in ABC Pilot ‘The Advocate’
Andrew Walker

Joy Bryant is the co-lead of new ABC pilot The Advocate

According to Deadline, the Parenthood actress will star alongside Coby Bell of The Game and Kim Raver. 

The Advocate is inspired by the true story of former talent agent, Byrdie Lifson-Pompan, who teamed up with medical doctor and health education specialist, Valerie Ulene to launch a healthcare consulting company. 

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Bryant will play Dr. Ryan Clarke, a brilliant doctor who partners with Raver’s character Francis “Frankie” Reese to open a patient advocacy firm. 

Coby Bell will take on the role of Chris, who is trying to keep the medical firm afloat. 

The drama was written by Sheldon Turner, directed by Michael M. Robin and will be executive produced by Turner and Jennifer Klein. Byrdie Lifson-Pompan and Valerie Ulene will serve as consulting producers.