Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has given a straight-to-series order to “Delilah” for 2021 from “Greenleaf” creator Craig Wright. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Harpo Films. The logline: “Delilah” will star Maahra Hill as Delilah Connolly, a headstrong, highly principled lawyer living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Delilah’s doing her best to raise two kids alone and 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.
Also featured in the cast are Jill Marie Jones as Tamara Grayson, Delilah’s confidante and best friend; Susan Heyward, who portrays Demetria Barnes, Delilah’s newly hired, fearless, and ambitious associate; and Ozioma Akagha, who plays Delilah’s unfailingly sunny 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 Tina Perry, president of OWN. “Our viewers are going to deeply relate to this story that focuses on a powerful woman committed to her family and her community.”
Wright will executive produce the series in addition to writing. Charles Randolph-Wright and Cheryl Dunye will serve as directors on the series, with additional directors to be announced at a later date. Dunye will direct the pilot episode. Randolph-Wright, who previously worked on “Greenleaf,” will also executive produce along with Oprah Winfrey.