Wednesday, August 26, 2020

OWN Gives Series Order to Drama 'Delilah' from the 'Greenleaf' Creative Team

OWN has today reunited with the Greenleaf creative team for the new original drama series Delilah, with Maahra Hill (Black-ish, How to Get Away With Murder) playing the lead role.

The drama centers on Delilah Connolly (Hill), a headstrong, highly principled lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina who left a demanding white-shoe law firm a decade ago and hung up her own shingle so she could make raising her kids her top priority. Now she takes on cases the big firms ignore and finds herself, more often than not, going head-to-head with the powerful and privileged as she fights for the disenfranchised. In addition to raising her two kids, Maia and Marcus, Delilah also cares for her young nephew Dion; manages her relationship with her frustrating ex; and to top it all off, she's about to go up against her best friend Tamara in court for the first time. Delilah has always represented the underdogs. Tamara has always represented the wealthy and powerful. But this case is different: This time, Delilah's most cherished friendship is on the line. Nevertheless, there are lives at stake. So, Delilah does what she always does - she seeks justice for those who need it most.

The cast will also feature Jill Marie Jones, Susan Heyward and Ozioma Akagha.

Craig Wright created the drama. He will executive produce with Oprah Winfrey and directors Cheryl Dunye and Charles Randolph-Wright. Warner Bros. Television and Harpo Films will produce.

"On the heels of the incredible success story of Greenleaf, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Craig on this compelling new drama," said Tina Perry, President, OWN. "Our viewers are going to deeply relate to this story that focuses on a powerful woman committed to her family and her community."

"It's an honor to work for Ms. Winfrey and OWN and to serve the network's devoted fans," added Wright. "Delilah continues the work we started on Greenleaf, namely, bringing untold stories and fresh perspectives to our audience."