Felicity Huffman films The Good Lawyer in Vancouver… as a new series for the first time since prison
Felicity Huffman got back in the mood while filming her upcoming television series The Good Lawyer in Vancouver, Canada, on Monday.
The 60-year-old actress will be one of the main protagonists in the legal series, which is a spin-off of the popular medical drama The Good Doctor.
Felicity’s time on set marks her first major acting job since going to prison for her part in the college admissions scandal.
She was pictured on set in a businesslike look with a tasteful brown double-breasted overcoat that reached below her knees.
Back to it: Felicity Huffman, 60, returned to acting after her 2019 prison sentence as part of the college admissions scandal when she filmed a scene for The Good Lawyer in Vancouver on Monday
Felicity wore her coat over stylish black wide-leg trousers, which were paired with black stilettos with pointed toes.
She appeared to be wearing a light blue blouse and wore her blonde hair parted to the side and tied back in a bun.
The Desperate Housewives star was spotted filming in a plaza while accompanied by her costar Kennedy McMann.
The actress is best known for starring in the CW’s Nancy Drew series, the fourth and final season of which will premiere on May 31 this year.
Business style: She wore a stylish brown overcoat with wide black slacks, matching heels and a blue blouse
Pilot Episode: The episode is an embedded pilot of The Good Doctor. The new spin-off stars Kennedy McMann as a young lawyer with OCD who finds Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) represents in court
In the new series, McMann plays a lawyer who struggles to balance her professional commitments with her obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
The show is a spin-off of The Good Doctor, and ABC has ordered an embedded pilot episode, meaning the show and its main characters will be introduced in an episode of The Good Doctor before filming on the actual show begins.
Huffman and McMann appeared to be filming the Good Doctor episode, as ABC has yet to announce a full season for the spinoff.
Earlier in January deadline reported that Bethlehem Million had been cast in The Good Lawyer to play McMann’s older sister, and she will also reportedly appear in the embedded pilot.
Starring Again: Huffman plays a more experienced lawyer at her younger colleague’s office, and she will star in the upcoming spin-off series
There’s more to come: Huffman and McMann appeared to be filming the Good Doctor episode, as ABC hasn’t announced a full season for the spinoff yet
McMann was seen on set wearing a stylish dark green overcoat with black slacks and matching shoes, while wearing her long dark brown hair straight down.
In the pilot episode, Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), title star of The Good Doctor, need legal representation, which is where relatively new lawyer Joni DeGroot (McMann) comes in.
The series is expected to focus on the character’s struggles with OCD, mirroring McMann’s own struggles with the disorder.
Huffman plays an older and well-respected attorney at DeGroot’s office, but although she is recommended to the autistic surgeon, he chooses her less experienced colleague instead.
The episode, which will air on March 6, marks Huffman’s first on-screen acting since her brief prison sentence in 2019.
Hit medical drama: The Good Doctor stars Freddie Highmore as a gifted autistic surgeon
The Sports Night actress has kept a low profile since she pleaded guilty as part of the Varsity Blue college admissions scandal.
She was sued — along with 30 other parents — for paying $15,000 to the mastermind of the scandal, William “Rick” Singer, to falsely help her daughter Sophia attend college.
Huffman admitted to paying to have one of Singer’s associates manipulate Singer’s SAT score to help her get into college, which allegedly happened without her knowledge, when she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest commit mail fraud.
“I am deeply ashamed of what I have done. At the end of the day I had to make a choice. I could have said ‘no,'” she later confessed as she addressed the judge overseeing her trial.
After pleading guilty, she spent 11 days in a minimum security prison in Dublin, California while paying a $30,000 fine and doing 250 hours of community service.
Huffman’s husband William H. Macy has never been charged with a crime related to the scandal.
Shamed: The new lead is Huffman’s return to acting after serving 11 days in jail in 2019 after pleading guilty to paying Rick Singer $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT scores; seen with husband William H. Macy and Susan Burton in December