Thursday, October 19, 2017

BET Gives Series Order to Drama 'In Contempt' Starring Erica Ash

Days after the series finale of Starz's Survivor's Remorse, series co-star Erica Ash has lined up her next project. BET has today given a straight-to-series order to original drama series In Contempt with Ash in the lead role. The 10 episode season will debut in 2018.

The drama is set in the fast-paced world of a legal aid office in New York City. It follows Gwen Sullivan (Ash), an opinionated attorney whose passion for her job and clients makes her arguably the most talented public defender in her district.

The cast also includes Megan Hutchings as Tracy Campbell, a public defender and Gwen's friend and roommate; Christian Keyes as Charlie Riggs, an attorney with an ego who is Gwen's boss and friend with benefits; Mouna Traoré as Vanessa Winters, a rookie attorney learning what it means to be woke; Tobias Truvillion as Bennett Sherman, Gwen's longtime secret crush and former law professor; Richard Lawson as Earl Sullivan, Gwen's father; Ronnie Rowe Jr as Gwen's professional nemesis; and Daniel Kash as Gwen's boss.

Terri Kopp (Third Watch, Rebel) created the drama and will serve as showrunner for the first season. She executive produces with Lance Samuels and Daniel Iron. Blue Ice Pictures produces for BET.