ALLBLK, the popular streaming service for Black television from AMC Networks, has released the first trailer for “Judge Me Not,” its brand new original series created by Judge Lynn Toler (“Commit or Quit,” “Divorce Court”), which is loosely based on her life. The series premieres Thursday, May 25.
In “Judge Me Not,” Zelma Jay Johnson (played by Chyna Lane) is an exceptionally bright, young Black woman who struggles with mental health issues, a ludicrous family, and volatile love life. We join her as she takes on her new role as a judge in a court full of outrageous characters both in front of and behind the bench. As her passionate relationship with her live-in lover takes them both on a ride, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a psychological thriller that puts her life at risk.
“A municipal court is a fascinating, often amusing, study of human nature. Its where regular people go when they get caught doing irregular things. ‘Judge Me Not’ presents you with that world through the eyes of a woman who’s not so regular herself,” said Toler of the series, which also finds her serving as a writer and executive producer.
“The honorable Judge Lynn Toler has been a part of the AMC Networks family for quite some time. First, we saw her on WE tv’s ‘Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars’; then leading the charge alongside Dr. Ish Major on ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition’ and hosting her own series, ‘Commit or Quit with Judge Lynn Toler,’” said Brett Dismuke, General Manager, ALLBLK & WE tv. “Now, we have the opportunity to continue our relationship with this new compelling scripted series, as we work together to share Judge Toler’s incredible journey that led to the esteemed gravitas she carries today, in this new ALLBLK original series.”
“Judge Me Not” also stars Javon Terrell (2022 winner of ALLBLK’S national casting call “Shoot Your Shot” held in conjunction with the American Black Film Festival), Terrence Green, Jonathan Chase, Gena Shaw and Bonita Brisker.
Eric Tomosunas and Toler are Executive Producers; Abbey MacDonald serves as Co-Executive Producer, and Gieava Stinchcomb and James Seppelfrick serve as producers. Dismuke and SVP of Development & Production Nikki Love serve as executive producers for ALLBLK.
Watch the official trailer below.
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