Delilah cast and creator introduce fans to the new legal drama at SCAD aTVfest.
Fans were eager for the facts about OWN’s new series Delilah from Greenleaf creator Craig Wright. Wright was joined at the SCAD aTVfest panel by actors Maahra Hill and Jill Marie Jones as well as Delilah writer Devan Renea. The panel was hosted by 11 Alive’s Francesca Amiker.
- Maahra Hill plays Delilah Connolly, an attorney who opens her own practice to play a bigger role in her kids’ lives. She gravitates toward clients who are more vulnerable and less privileged in their legal pursuits.
- Jill Marie Jones plays Tamara Grayson, Delilah’s longtime friend who remains in a high profile law practice.
- Creator Craig Wright
- Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey
Fans enjoyed some exclusive clips from the upcoming series. We can tell you that Delilah season 1 appears to focus on a strained relationship between Delilah and Tamara when it looks like the the two will be representing opposing clients. The stakes look high, not only between the two friends, but for Delilah’s client who is being followed.
Expect to see Delilah juggling work, her children, an ex-spouse and her brother who is facing difficult times.
Creator Craig Wright described the genesis of the story as an opportunity for viewers to see that black women are really the ones that hold it all together in all facets of their lives. These women are not typically portrayed as such and Wright wants to shed light on all that they do and the power within them.
The story is set in Charlotte, NC.
Delilah premieres on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in March 2021.
— Delilah (@DelilahOWN) February 3, 2021
So Many Shows had the opportunity to ask a few more specific questions of the panel about Delilah.
Click on the video below each question for their response.
1) What is the importance of the Delilah story being set in Charlotte. Could the same story be told elsewhere?
2) How well-versed in legalese must viewers be in order to fully appreciate the series Delilah?
3) Will we know the character of Delilah pretty well up front? Or will there be some mysteries or layers yet to be discovered?
Thank you to the cast and creatives for taking the time at SCAD aTVfest to answer our questions about Delilah.
SCAD, short for The Savannah College of Art and Design, has a global presence with approximately 15,000 students studying across more than 40 different majors. You can learn more about “The University for Creative Careers” at SCAD’s website.
You can also check out our coverage of The Unicorn cast panel here.