‘Reasonable Doubt’ Adds Morris Chestnut to Season 2 Cast

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA - FEBRUARY 9, 2012: Morris Chestnut at the Los Angeles premiere of "Think Like a Man" held at the ArcLight Cinemas — Photo by PopularImages

Morris Chestnut is returning to TV as a series regular on season 2 of legal drama Reasonable Doubt.

Onyx Collective and ABC Signature made the announcement this week, along with news the series has been renewed for a second season on Hulu.

Chestnut joins cast members Emayatzy Corinealdi, McKinley Freeman, Tim Jo, Angela Grovey, Aderinsola Olabode, and Thaddeus J. Mixson.

Reasonable Doubt centers on powerful, Los Angeles-based criminal defense attorney Jacqueline “Jax” Stewart (Corinealdi) as she deals with past traumas, a failing marriage, motherhood and a murder case, all while trying to keep her life together.

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Chestnut is set to play Corey Cash, a charming and media-savvy defense attorney, who often represents the underdogs. When Jax brings in Corey to help on a new high-profile case, she soon realizes that he’s more shine than substance and that he’s threatening her position at the firm, Onyx Collective said in a press release.

An NAACP Image Award winner, Chestnut is best known to fans for his roles in the films Boyz n the Hood, The Brothers, Think Like A Man, and The Best Man franchise. He recently reprised his role as Lance Sullivan in the Peacock limited series The Best Man: The Final Chapters. The role earned him a 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special.

Among his other TV credits are Our Kind of People, The Resident, The Enemy Within, Legends, American Horror Story, Goliath, Nurse Jackie, and Rosewood.

Reasonable Doubt is created, written and executive produced by Raamla Mohamed. Kerry Washington executive produces alongside Pilar Savone for Simpson Street and Larry Wilmore via Wilmore Films. Shawn Holley, Tamara Gregory and Jon Leshay serve as co executive producers.

The series comes from Onyx Collective and is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.

Onyx Collective is also part of Disney and brings projects from creators of color and underrepresented voices to Hulu.