Female-driven WE tv continues to build out its reality slate, ordering two unscripted series set in the legal world. Production on one-hour docu-drama series Ladies Of Law (working title) and Sisters In Law will begin this summer for premiere in 2016.
Ladies Of Law follows a group of four interconnected, powerful and glamorous African American female lawyers specializing in entertainment law in New York City, and specifically the male-dominated music industry. This group is behind some of the biggest names in music, but as the price of success grows they must set aside their competition with one another and sacrifice their personal lives to work together to bring in, and keep, major clients. Ladies Of Law is produced by Eastern and Monami Entertainment. Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Toby Barraud exec produce for Eastern, Mona Scott-Young exec produces for Monami Entertainment.
Sisters In Law is set in Houston, where being a female lawyer is tough, but being an African American female lawyer is even tougher. The series follows five powerful female attorneys as they bond over their shared vocation and struggles for success, while being pulled apart by the type of law they practice. On one side are the civil lawyers who fight for millions for their clients and, in the process, themselves. On the other side are the criminal lawyers who spend their days, and nights, fighting for justice. Sisters In Law is produced by Collins Avenue Entertainment and executive produced by Jeff Collins, Michael Hammond, Sandi Johnson, Bryan Stinson and Laura Halperin, with producing partner Kim Coles.
“Legal dramas have long been a popular TV genre but have not been represented in the unscripted space — until now,” said Marc Juris, WE tv’s president. “Working in concert with our production partners we actively sought to develop shows around topics that haven’t been explored, yet lend themselves naturally to great, buzzy stories and powerful characters. The very nature of ‘the law’ coupled with the intense personalities of lawyers gives us a wide range of storylines and characters to showcase. Behind each of these attorneys is a rich story waiting to be told.”