Russell Hornsby Lands Sci-Fi Series ‘Grimm,’ Guest Stars In ‘Suits’

Posted on June 27, 2011 /TV

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Russell Hornsby is a very busy man.  The Lincoln Heights star landed a lead role in a new Sci-fi series Grimm. The series is inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales. The supernatural thriller will debut at the annual Comic-Con festival next month, and air this fall on NBC.  Hornsby will also be guest starring opposite Gina Torres in the well received new series Suits.

In the fourth episode, Hornby will play the role of Quentin Sainz, a person from Jessica Pearson’s (Torres) past whose company’s life-saving drug causes a few unexpected deaths.  Faced with a potential lawsuit that may call for the miracle drug to be pulled from shelves, Sainz seeks help from Pearson. Unfotunnately,  Pearson hands the case over to one of her top colleages Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and things don’t go too smoothly between the two.

Sharon Leal

Sharon Leal


Coincidentally, more black people were cast to appear in this episode.  Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married actress Sharon Leal will also appear on the episode as Lisa Parker, the lover of Quentin Sainz, and a consultant for the company’s drug trials.  She then becomes a liability to the cases’ defense.

Suits is about Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City’s best legal closers, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by hiring Mike on the spot after he recognizes his raw talent and photographic memory. Mike and Harvey are a winning team. Even though Mike is a genius, he still has a lot to learn about law. And while Harvey may seem like an emotionless, cold-blooded shark, Mike’s sympathy and concern for their cases and clients will help remind Harvey why he went into law in the first place. Mike’s other allies in the office include the firm’s best paralegal Rachel (Meghan Markle) and Harvey’s no-nonsense assistant Donna (Sarah Rafferty) to help him serve justice. Proving to be an irrepressible duo and invaluable to the practice, Mike and Harvey must keep their secret from everyone including managing partner Jessica (Gina Torres) and Harvey’s arch nemesis Louis (Rick Hoffman), who seems intent on making Mike’s life as difficult as possible.

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