Monday, January 10, 2022

Onyx Collective Orders 8 Episodes of Limited Series 'The Plot' Starring Mahershala Ali for Hulu

Disney's Onyx Collective has today given a series order to the original limited series The Plot starring Oscar and Emmy winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book). The series will stream on Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.

Based on the novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the series will center on a struggling author Jake (Ali) who is primed to take advantage of any opportunity that might help revive his career. When a once in a lifetime opportunity presents itself, Jake commits an act of literary theft that changes his life irrevocably. Now, someone knows his secret and is threatening him... and we will see just how far Jake will go to protect himself and the life he's built.

Abby Ajayi developed the series. She will executive produce with Ali, Korelitz, Mimi Valdés, Amatus Karim Ali, Layne Eskridge and Kristen Campo. Endeavor Content and Know Wonder will produce.

"I'm thrilled to be adapting Jean's brilliantly compelling and thrilling novel, which hooked me from its opening pages," said Ajayi. "From the start, I knew that the peerless Mahershala Ali would be the perfect Jake. I'm excited by the nuance, the humanity and the complexity he'll bring to the role. Going on this journey with Layne, Kristen and the teams at Know Wonder and Endeavor Content has been a dream. The icing on the cake is finding our home with Tara Duncan at Onyx."

"I was captivated with Hanff Korelitz's book, The Plot and Abby's distinct point of view reinvents the story in a way that spoke to me and our mission at Onyx Collective," added Tara Duncan, President of Freeform and Onyx Collective. "There are so many interesting angles and nuances, that having the creative genius that is Mahershala Ali at the center of this mystery, is just a dream. Kristen and Layne have done a phenomenal job bringing this team together and I could not be more proud to work alongside them and Endeavor Content to bring this incredible series to our global audience."