OWN Drama ‘Delilah’ Adds 14 to Cast Including Kelly Jacobs and Lyriq Bent

OWN drama Delilah adds Kelly Jacobs and Lyric Bent to cast. (Credit: OWN)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has announced the directors, and additional cast for its upcoming series Delilah.

The newly announced series regulars include Kelly Jacobs, Khalil Johnson and Braelyn Rankins.

The recurring cast will include Lyriq Bent (Four Brothers), Joseph Callender (Overcomer), Michel Curiel (Sistas), LaMonica Garrett (Arrow), Nigel Gibbs (Breaking Bad), Joe Holt (The Walking Dead: The World Beyond), Saycon Sengbloh (In The Dark), Amanda Tavarez (Queen Sugar), Leonard Harmon (Black Boots), Candace B. Harris (The Single Life), and Gray Hawks (Outer Banks).

The network previously announced Maahra Hill (Black-ish) will star as Delilah Connolly. Jill Marie Jones (Girlfriends), Susan Heyward (Orange is the New Black), and Ozioma Akagha (Marvel’s Runaways) will also be part of the cast.

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Here’s the official description for the drama from Greenleaf creator Craig Wright: “Delilah left a demanding white-shoe law firm a decade ago and hung up her own shingle so she could make raising her kids her number one priority. Now she takes on cases the big firms ignore and finds herself, more often than not, going head-to-head with the powerful and privileged as she fights for the disenfranchised.”

OWN also announced Wednesday that Ayoka Chenzira directed two of the new drama’s episodes and Crystle C. Roberson directed one of the eight episodes of the season. Both Chenzira and Roberson previously worked on Greenleaf.

Wright will executive produce the series along with Charles Randolph-Wright and Oprah Winfrey.

Delilah is set to premiere in March 2021 on OWN.