Hulu has released the official trailer for Reasonable Doubt, a new scripted drama from the Onyx Collective. The series stars Emayatzy Corinealdi and is executive produced by actress Kerry Washington, who directs the first episode, as well as comedian Larry Wilmore. Reasonable Doubt was created by Raamala Mohammad (Little Fires Everywhere, Scandal) who also serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer on the project.
Onyx Collective’s first scripted series since they launched, Reasonable Doubt is described as an “excitingly sexy and powerful blend of the top-rated series Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder” and is loosely inspired by Shawn Holley, a celebrity attorney who has advised several famous clients such as Kardashian and Jenner families, Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber, Tupac Shakur, and Katt Williams. Corinealdi plays Jax Stewart, a high-powered criminal defense attorney as she navigates her personal and professional life while maintaining questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law
Each episode of the diverse series is directed by Black directors and written by an all-Black writers’ room. In addition, each episode title is inspired by Jay-Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, which inspired the series title. The show features contemporary and classic hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul like Outkast, Nipsey Hussle, Jill Scott, and Erykah Badu. The series’ music is composed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Luke Cage).
The previously mentioned inspiration for the series Shawn Holley serves as a co-executive producer with Jon Leshay. The series is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.According to the series’ official synopsis, she is described as “the most brilliant and fearless defense attorney in Los Angeles who bucks the justice system at every chance she gets.”
Joining Corinealdi on the series’ cast are Michael Ealy, Sean Patrick Thomas, McKinley Freeman, TJ Mixson, Aderinsola Olabode, Tim Jo, and Angela Grovey.