"Reasonable Doubt," Onyx Collective's First Scripted Series Is on Hulu
Onyx Collective's first scripted series, "Reasonable Doubt," made its broadcast television debut on ABC with a special airing of its premiere episode on THURSDAY, NOV. 10 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST). The drama series - from writer and executive producer Raamla Mohamed, and executive producer and director Kerry Washington - is produced by ABC Signature and streams exclusively on Hulu in the U.S. Mohamed leads an all-Black writing staff on the series. In "Reasonable Doubt," you'll judge Jax Stewart for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law … until you're the one in trouble. Then you'll 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" stars Emayatzy Corinealdi, McKinley Freeman, Tim Jo, Angela Grovey, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Aderinsola Olabode and Michael Ealy.
Raamla Mohamed serves as creator, writer and executive producer alongside Kerry Washington and Pilar Savone for Simpson Street, and Larry Wilmore via Wilmore Films. Shawn Holley and Jon Leshay are co-executive producers in addition to Pete Chatmon and Will McDonald. Tamara Gregory, Roger M. Bobb and JoAnne McCool also produce. "Reasonable Doubt" is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.
About ABC Entertainment: ABC Entertainment's compelling programming includes "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut "The Bachelor" franchise; riveting dramas "Big Sky," "The Good Doctor," "A Million Little Things," "The Rookie" and "Station 19"; trailblazing comedies "Abbott Elementary," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs," "Home Economics" and "The Wonder Years"; popular game shows, including "The $100,000 Pyramid," "Celebrity Family Feud," "The Chase," "Press Your Luck" and "To Tell the Truth"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; "Judge Steve Harvey," the network's strongest unscripted series debut in a year; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; family favorites "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "Holey Moley"; "General Hospital," which heads into its milestone 60th season on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" specials. The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars®," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards." ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.
About Onyx Collective: Onyx Collective is a new content brand formed under Disney General Entertainment Content (DGE) designed to curate a slate of premium programming by creators of color and underrepresented voices. Onyx Collective ushers an exciting slate of content for a global audience, including critically acclaimed debut project Questlove's Oscar®-winning documentary "Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)"; "The Hair Tales," from executive producers Tracee Ellis Ross, Michaela angela Davis and Oprah Winfrey; legal drama "Reasonable Doubt," from executive producers Raamla Mohamed, Kerry Washington and Larry Wilmore; limited series "The Plot," executive produced and starring two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali; award-winning documentary, "Aftershock," from directors Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee, docu-series "Gigante," featuring Don Francisco (Mario Kreutzberger), and comedy series "Unprisoned," executive produced and starring Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo.
The brand's roster of prolific creators also includes Ryan Coogler's Proximity Media ("Judas and the Black Messiah," "Black Panther"), writer and director Destin Daniel Cretton ("Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings") and his production company Family Owned, writer, producer and director Prentice Penny's Penny for Your Thoughts, writer and comedian Natasha Rothwell ("Insecure," "SNL"), writer-producer Erika Green Swafford and her production company Chocolate Girl Wonder, Yara Shahidi with her 7th Sun Production Company, and most recently writer-producer Jason Kim ("Barry," "KPOP"). Follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @OnyxCollective
About ABC Signature: One of the Disney Television Studios, ABC Signature produces many of ABC Entertainment's most significant hits, including "Grey's Anatomy," and "Station 19"; co-productions "The Good Doctor," "A Million Little Things," "The Rookie," "The Rookie: Feds" and "Home Economics," and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" ABC Signature's returning and upcoming series include "grown-ish" "The Watchful Eye" and "Everything's Trash" for Freeform; "Godfather of Harlem" for EPIX; "Bad Sisters" and "Five Days at Memorial" for Apple; "Reasonable Doubt" and "This Fool" for Hulu. For streaming service Disney +, series include "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers," "Big Shot" and the upcoming "National Treasure: Edge of History" and "Muppets Mayhem."
About Simpson Street: In 2016, Kerry Washington launched her production company Simpson Street, developing broadcast, cable and digital projects. The company's debut film, HBO's CONFIRMATION, starred Washington as Anita Hill. The film received Emmy, NAACP and Critics' Choice nominations and won the WGA Award for Long Form – Original.
In June 2018, Simpson Street launched "Five Points," the first scripted series for Facebook Watch. A co-production with Indigenous Media, the second season dropped August 2019. In September 2018, the company made its Broadway debut with the critically acclaimed production of American Son, which also starred Washington. In January 2019, Washington announced that Simpson Street would be partnering with Netflix to adapt American Son for the screen. The production, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, was released as a Netflix Television Event. The film received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Television Movie. The company also received a PGA nomination for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures in support of AMERICAN SON, as well as three NAACP nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie for Washington, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special; and Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television). Simpson Street produced the ABC special, "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" in Fall 2019, which featured re-imaginings of the classic sitcoms "All in the Family" and "Good Times." The special received four Emmy nominations and took home the trophy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live). Simpson Street brought their latest film, THE FIGHT, to Sundance in January 2020 where Magnolia Pictures picked up the distribution rights. This documentary provides unprecedented access to 5 ACLU lawyers as they battle the previous administration's attack on human rights and civil liberties – from the 'Muslim Ban' to abortion rights. It was released on-demand and in theaters in July 2020.
In Spring 2020, Simpson Street and Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine collaborated on "Little Fires Everywhere" for Hulu. Both Witherspoon and Washington star in the limited series based on the best-selling novel by Celeste Ng. Washington received Emmy, SAG, and NAACP Image Award nominations for her portrayal of Mia Warren. The series received multiple NAACP Image Award and Emmy nominations, including 'Outstanding Limited Series'. Other projects in development include action-drama SHADOW FORCE in partnership with Sterling K. Brown's Indian Meadows Productions and Made with Love Media's Stephen "Dr" Love, Disney Branded Television original movie FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON in partnership with Gamechanger Films, based on Janae Marks' book of the same name, and Netflix's film adaptation of Diane Cardwell's ROCKAWAY in partnership with 3dot Productions and Aevitas Entertainment, written by Nichelle Tramble.