OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has given a straight-to-series order to the drama series Delilah, from Greenleaf creator Craig Wright.
The series will star Maahra Hill (Black-ish, How to Get Away With Murder) as Delilah Connolly, a headstrong, highly principled attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina, the network said in a press release Wednesday. Delilah’s doing her best to raise two kids alone and keep her ties to family, friends and faith strong, while ceaselessly seeking justice for those who need it most, in a time when the rich and powerful of Charlotte and beyond will do anything to stop her.
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The cast includes Girlfriends alum Jill Marie Jones, Susan Heyward (Orange is the New Black) and Ozioma Akagha (Marvel’s Runaways).
“On the heels of the incredible success story of Greenleaf, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Craig on this compelling new drama,” Tina Perry, president, OWN said in a statement. “Our viewers are going to deeply relate to this story that focuses on a powerful woman committed to her family and her community.”
“It’s an honor to work for Ms. Winfrey and OWN and to serve the network’s devoted fans,” added Wright. “Delilah continues the work we started on Greenleaf, namely, bringing untold stories and fresh perspectives to our audience.”
The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Harpo Films, and will premiere on OWN in 2021.
Award-winning directors Charles Randolph-Wright (Greenleaf) and Cheryl Dunye (Queen Sugar) are set to direct the series, with additional directors to be announced. Dunye will direct the pilot episode.
Megachurch drama Greenleaf just wrapped its five-season run on Aug. 11.