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Ugly Betty star launches prodco

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera (pictured) has launched a yet-to-be-named production company with executive producer Teri Weinberg.

America FerreraThe duo have signed a first look deal with Universal TV and set up a legal drama under the new pact.

The drama is written by former Revenge showrunner Sunil Nayar. It centres around Amrita Kaur, a Sikh woman and law student working at a renegade student-law firm.

Nayar will executive produce with Ferrera and Weinberg as well as Drew Brown. Valarie Kaur will work as co-executive producer.

Tafari Lumumba and Sharat Raju will join as supervising producers.

Ferrera and Weinberg formally worked together on the Golden Globe-winning show Ugly Betty.