Onyx Collective on Hulu has given the green light for a legal drama titled Reasonable Doubt, starring Emayatzy Corinealdi, according to Variety.

  • The new series is the first scripted series order for Onyx Collective, a curated collection of projects from creators of color and underrepresented voices that will be presented as a content brand on Hulu.
  • The series will follow Jax Stewart (Corinealdi), who will be judged for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law until they’re the one in trouble. Then, viewers will 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.
  • Reasonable Doubt will be executive produced by Kerry Washington and Pilar Savone for Simpson Street and Larry Wilmore via Wilmore Films.
  • Raamla Mohamed has been tapped to write and executive produce the series. She will be joined by an all-Black writing staff.
  • Attorney Shawn Holley and Jon Leshay are co-executive producers.
  • Washington will also direct the first episode of the series.
  • ABC Signature is the studios for the new show.

What they’re saying:

  • Tara Duncan, president of Freeform and Onyx Collective: “It’s hard to imagine a more ideal creative partnership for our first Onyx Collective scripted series. Raamla and Kerry came to us with their passion project and a strong vision for a dynamic series that will surely get an audience talking. And to cast Emayatzy, who embodies the complexities of the lead character beautifully, was a huge get. We’re excited to bring this series to life.”
  • Kerry Washington: “Simpson Street was founded with the belief that we are each the lead character in the story of our lives regardless of who we are, where we are born, what we believe or who we love. Each of us deserves to be and to see ourselves at the center of the narrative. It’s a privilege to partner with Onyx, a brand dedicated to centering creators of color and underrepresented voices, on their first scripted drama series. I am excited to be working with the great Larry Wilmore and to be once again collaborating with the brilliant Raamla Mohamed, who will lead an all-Black writers room on a series led by the phenomenal Emayatzy Corinealdi. This is a proud moment for all of us at Simpson Street and we could not ask for better partners all around.”
  • Raamla Mohamed: “I am beyond thrilled that my first television show will be part of the Onyx Collective. 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.”