‘Delilah’: Creator Craig Wright on 3 Things to Know About the Heroine of OWN’s New Drama

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Don’t let that smile fool you. The heroine of OWN’s newest drama, Delilah, is another strong woman fighting for justice, this time as a compassionate lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina, who takes on a whistleblower case. Creator and producer Craig Wright (the network’s Greenleaf) shares three things we need to know.

1. Delilah Connolly (Maahra Hill, above) has a worthy opponent: her best friend, Tamara Roberts (GirlfriendsJill Marie Jones).

The legal eagles face off as opposing counsels on the case, which involves a local company’s cover-up of its faulty Army radios “whose frequencies have a bad habit of accidentally detonating a certain brand of ground-to-air missile,” says Wright.

2. The situation may get dangerous for Delilah.

“In a city like Charlotte, where the old-boy network is willing to do anything to hold onto its power, reprisals close to home are always a possibility,” Wright adds. The single mom has two children — Maia (Kelly Jacobs), 16, and Marcus (Braelyn Rankins), 11 — and cares for 6-year-old nephew Dion (Khalil Johnson).

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3. She won’t go it alone.

Among those in her corner is private eye Mace (Joe Holt), her best male friend. “They had a brief thing back in the day, after Delilah got divorced, so they have been through it all together.”

Delilah, Series Premiere, Tuesday, March 9, 9/8c, OWN