Kerry Washington is bringing ‘Reasonable Doubt’ to ABC

Larry Wilmore and celebrity attorney Shawn Holley are also producing the legal drama.

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Scandal fans rejoice because Kerry Washington is returning to ABC…sort of.

The actress has signed on to produce a new legal drama Reasonable Doubt for the network through her production company, Simpson Street Productions partnering with Larry Wilmore and his Wilmore Films imprint along with ABC Studios.

According to Deadline, the series is in development and is being co-executive produced by celebrity attorney, Shawn Holley. 

The legal drama is written by Scandal alum, Raamla Mohamed who will also co-executive produce alongside Jon Leshay. 

Mohamed just wrapped another project with Washington, co-executive producing her upcoming Hulu series Little Fires Everywhere.

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According to Deadline:

In Reasonable Doubt, you’ll judge Charlie Stewart for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law… until you’re the one in trouble. Then you’ll see her for what she is: the most brilliant and fearless defense attorney in Los Angeles who bucks the justice system at every chance she gets.

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“The chance to work with a rising star like Raamla, a shining star like Kerry, and a legend like Shawn Holley was simply irresistible! I’m excited and honored,” Wilmore said in a statement.