Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Hulu Gives Series Order to Drama 'Reasonable Doubt' Starring Emayatzy Corinealdi

Hulu has today given a series order to the original drama series Reasonable Doubt starring Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle of Nowhere). The pickup marks the first series order from Onyx Collective, Disney's new curated content brand for creators of color and underrepresented voices.

You'll judge Jax Stewart (Corinealdi) for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law... until you're the one in trouble. Then you'll see her for what she is: the most brilliant and fearless defense attorney in Los Angeles who bucks the justice system at every chance she gets.

Raamla Mohamed (Scandal, Little Fires Everywhere) created the drama, with Kerry Washington set to direct the premiere. They will executive produce with Pilar Savone and Larry Wilmore. Shawn Holley and Jon Leshay are co-executive producers. ABC Signature, Onyx Collective, Simpson Street Productions and Wilmore Films will produce.

"I am beyond thrilled that my first television show will be part of the Onyx Collective," said Mohamed. "As a 2012 alum of the ABC/Disney Writer's Program, I've been in the Disney family for a minute now and it has always been my dream to be able to create the kind of series based on people that look like me and made by people who look like me. I am grateful to Tara Duncan, Shawn Holley, Simpson Street, Wilmore Films and ABC Signature for believing in this project from the beginning and trusting it in my hands. And I'm especially excited to be working with Kerry as a director on what is our third project together. As the kids say, I love this for us."