New Series ‘Delilah’ Reflects Black America In A Way Not Normally Seen On Screen, Says Its Star

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Jill Marie Jones and Maahra Hill star in “Delilah.” SCREENSHOT – COURTESY OWN

Female attorneys going head to head in a heated courtroom battle isn’t something often seen on television.

Now imagine that the two women standing on opposite sides of the case are best friends.

This is the premise of Delilah, a new series airing on OWN.

The narrative follows Delilah Connolly, a headstrong, highly principled lawyer who left a demanding white-shoe law firm a decade ago, hanging up her own shingle so she could make raising her kids her #1 priority. Now, she takes on cases the big firms ignore, often going head-to-head with the powerful and privileged as she fights for the disenfranchised.

Craig Wright, who created and serves as Executive Producer on the series, says that in Delilah he and his team, “wanted to make something bigger and broader, and we wanted to ask more questions about where society’s headed, and how Black women and Black Americans are going to continue being a major part of the unfolding of American history.”

In the series, Maahra Hill (Black-ishHow to Get Away With Murder) stars as Delilah Connolly, with Jill Mare Jones (Girlfriends, Sleepy Hollow) playing her confidante and best friend Tamara Roberts.

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