Press release - Onyx Collective

April 17, 2023

Onyx Collective’s Legal Drama ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Renewed for Season Two on Hulu

Morris Chestnut Set To Join as Series Regular in the Sophomore Season From Executive Producers Raamla Mohamed, Kerry Washington and Larry Wilmore


  • Today, Onyx Collective and ABC Signature announced a season two renewal for Hulu Original drama series “Reasonable Doubt,” from executive producers Raamla Mohamed, Kerry Washington and Larry Wilmore.
  • Morris Chestnut (“The Best Man”) has been served to join the sophomore season, alongside series regulars Emayatzy Corinealdi, McKinley Freeman, Tim Jo, Angela Grovey, Aderinsola Olabode and Thaddeus J. Mixson.
  • “Reasonable Doubt” centers on Los Angeles-based high-powered criminal defense attorney Jacqueline “Jax” Stewart (Corinealdi) as she deals with past traumas, a failing marriage, motherhood and a murder case, all while trying to keep her life together.
  • Chestnut is set to play Corey Cash, a charming, media-savvy defense attorney who often represents the underdogs. When Jax brings in Corey to help on a new high-profile case, she soon realizes that he’s more shine than substance and that he’s threatening her position at the firm.
    • Biography: Morris Chestnut is best known for his memorable roles in films such as “Boyz n the Hood,” “The Brothers,” “The Perfect Holiday,” “Think Like A Man,” critically acclaimed “The Best Man” and its successful sequel, “The Best Man Holiday.” Recently, Chestnut reprised his role as Lance Sullivan in the Peacock limited series “The Best Man: The Final Chapters.” The role earned Chestnut a 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special. Additional television credits include “Our Kind of People,” “The Resident,” “The Enemy Within,” “Legends,” “American Horror Story,” “Goliath,” “Nurse Jackie” and “Rosewood,” where he received his fourth NAACP Image Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. Full bio can be found HERE.
    • Reps: Chestnut is repped by Verve, LINK Entertainment and Favor PR.
    • Headshot: LINK. Photo Credit: Diondre Jones
  • “Reasonable Doubt” is created, written and executive produced by Raamla Mohamed. Kerry Washington executive-produces alongside Pilar Savone for Simpson Street and Larry Wilmore via Wilmore Films. Shawn Holley, Tamara Gregory and Jon Leshay serve as co-executive producers. The series hails from Onyx Collective and is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.

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About Onyx Collective
Onyx Collective is a premium content brand with programming exclusively available to stream on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories. Onyx Collective was designed to curate thought-provoking entertainment content by creators of color and offers an exciting slate for a global audience, including: Oscar®-winning documentary “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” “The Hair Tales,” “Reasonable Doubt,” “Aftershock,” “The 1619 Project,” “Bruiser,” “UnPrisoned,” “Anthem,” “Drive with Swizz Beatz,” “Searching For Soul Food,” “How to Die Alone,” “Black Twitter” (working title) and “Untitled Sly Stone” (working title).

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”) and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Joseph Patel (“Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”).

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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,” “Home Economics,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie” and “The Rookie: Feds”; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ABC Signature’s series include “grown-ish” and “The Watchful Eye” for Freeform; “Godfather of Harlem” for MGM+; “Bad Sisters” and “Five Days at Memorial” for Apple TV+; “Fleishman Is in Trouble” for FX; “Criminal Minds: Evolution” for Paramount +; “Reasonable Doubt,” “This Fool,” “Tiny Beautiful Things” and “UnPrisoned” for Hulu; as well as “A Small Light” for Nat Geo and for streaming service Disney +, “National Treasure: Edge of History” and “The Muppets Mayhem.”

Media Contacts
Jerenny Medrano (Onyx Collective)

Janet Daily (ABC Signature)