'Reasonable Doubt' Trailer: Emayatzy Corinealdi​ Owns Her Love for Criminals in Onyx Collective's First Scripted Series

Complicated may not be a strong enough word for what will unravel this season!
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Emayatzy Corinealdi in 'Reasonable Doubt'


The law has a new look on Onyx Collective's Reasonable Doubt, starring Emayatzy Corinealdi as a high-powered and sometimes ethically-questionable defense attorney. 

In a new trailer for the series, which you can watch below, her character, Jacqueline "Jax" Stewart, shows the vulnerability of struggling to have it all, as she juggles being a career woman, a friend, a boss, a wife, and a mother — and sometimes comes up short. Or does she? 

Although she tells her husband (played by McKinley Freeman) that she "didn't get married to sleep alone," and therefore she seems upset that they are separated, just moments later in the series preview she is falling into bed with a client (played by Michael Ealy) with whom she has a long and complicated past — and pointedly staring into her home's surveillance camera while doing so, as if sending a message to her husband.

Let's just say complicated may not be a strong enough word for what will unravel in Onyx Collective's first scripted series!

"In criminal law, you've got to play in court and out of it," Jax says in the trailer. "No matter what I say, at the end of the day, I love criminals."

The trailer also previews what looks to be a season-long case for Jax, as she takes on a rich client (played by Sean Patrick Thomas) who has a tumultuous relationship with an employee who turns up dead. (Naturally, he is the main suspect.)

The series, which premieres Sept. 27 on Hulu is loosely based on real-life attorney Shawn Holley. It also stars TJ Mixson, Aderinsola Olabode, Tim Jo, and Angela Grovey. It is created and showrun by Raamla Mohamed, with Kerry Washington serving as director and executive producer alongside executive producers Pilar Savone for Simpson Street and Larry Wilmore via Wilmore Films. Shawn Holley and Jon Leshay serve as co-executive producers. It is produced by ABC Signature.