U.S. net WE tv has bolstered its reality line-up with the addition of two hour-long docu-dramas rooted in the legal world.
Tentatively titled Ladies of Law, the series is set to follow a group of four African American female lawyers in the male-dominated world of entertainment law in New York City as they struggle to balance their personal lives with the demands of signing major clients and transforming the unknown into household names.
Produced by Eastern and Monami Entertainment, Ladies of Law will find Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Toby Barraud (Eastern) and Mona Scott-Young (Monami Entertainment) serving as executive producers. Rhonda Cowan is co-executive producer for Life’s A Beach Media.
Meanwhile, the Collins Avenue Entertainment-produced Sisters in Law will showcase the difficulties of being an African American woman practicing criminal and civil law in Houston. The series will focus on five lawyers as they bond over their shared vocation and struggles for success, while being pulled apart by the type of law they practice.
“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,” said Marc Juris, WE tv’s president, in a statement. “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.”
The docu-dramas Ladies of Law and Sisters in Law will join WE tv’s line-up in 2016, and production on both series will begin this summer.