'Greenleaf' Creator Lands Legal Drama at OWN

Maahra Hill
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Maahra Hill will play the title character in Craig Wright's 'Delilah,' which earned a straight-to-series order on the cabler.

Greenleaf creator Craig Wright is staying put at OWN.

Wright has scored a straight-to-series order for a legal drama called Delilah at the cable network. The show centers on a headstrong, highly principled lawyer in Charlotte (played by Maahra Hill). It's slated to premiere in 2021

The series order for Delilah adds to Wright's portfolio at the Oprah Winfrey-led network. Megachurch drama Greenleaf ended its five-season run on OWN on Aug. 11, and Wright is in early development on a spinoff of that show.

"It's an honor to work for Ms. Winfrey and OWN and to serve the network’s devoted fans," said Wright. Delilah continues the work we started on Greenleaf, namely, bringing untold stories and fresh perspectives to our audience."

The series will follow Delilah Connolly (Hill, Black-ish, How to Get Away With Murder) as she raises two kids on her own and does her best to keep her ties to family, friends and faith strong, all the 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. The cast also includes Jill Marie Jones (Girlfriends) as Tamara Grayson, Delilah's best friend and soon to be adversary in court; Susan Heyward (Orange Is the New Black) as Demetria Barnes, a newly hired, ambitious associate at Delilah's firm; and Ozioma Akagha (Hulu's Runaways) as Delilah's upbeat secretary, Harper Conant.

"On the heels of the incredible success story of Greenleaf, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Craig on this compelling new drama," said OWN president Tina Perry. "Our viewers are going to deeply relate to this story that focuses on a powerful woman committed to her family and her community."

Delilah is from Warner Bros. TV and Winfrey's Harpo Films. Craig Wright, Charles Randolph-Wright (Greenleaf) and Winfrey executive produce. Randolph-Wright and Cheryl Dunye (David Makes Man) will direct, with Dunye handling the pilot episode.