With the end of Being Mary Jane (2018) BET is looking to add more BET-owned series including the upcoming straight-to-series 10-episode order for legal drama In Contempt starring Erica Ash (Survivor’s Remorse).
The drama with be set in the fast-paced world of a legal aid office in New York City and follows Gwen Sullivan (Ash), an opinionated attorney whose passion for her job and clients make her arguably the most talented public defender in her district.
Ash is fresh off her breakout starring role on Starz comedy Survivor’s Remorse, which wrapped its four-season run Oct. 15. She is an NAACP Image Award nominee whose credits include Broadway’s The Lion King and TV work on Real Husbands of Hollywood and MadTV.
The cast also includes Megan Hutchings (Reign) as Tracy Campbell, a public defender and Gwen’s friend and roommate. Christian Keyes (BET’s Let’s Stay Together) as Charlie Riggs, an attorney with an ego who is Gwen’s boss and friend with benefits. Mouna Traoré (BET’s Book of Negroes) as Vanessa Winters, a rookie attorney learning what it means to be woke. Tobias Truvillion (Empire, The Blacklist) as Bennett Sherman, Gwen’s longtime secret crush and former law professor. Richard Lawson (Poltergeist, Grey’s Anatomy, Real Husbands of Hollywood) as Earl Sullivan, Gwen’s father. Ronnie Rowe Jr. as Gwen’s professional nemesis; and Daniel Kash Gwen’s boss.