Tues, May 2, 2023

Judge Me Not, the drama series loosely based on the life of Judge Lynn Toler, coming soon.

The show is scheduled to launch on May 25 on AMC Networks’ ALLBLK.

Toler is the show’s creator and EP in addition to being a writer. Chyna Layne is the series lead.

The official series description for Judge Me Not:

Loosely based on the life of the famed Judge Lynn Toler, Judge Me Not is the story of Zelma Jay Johnson (Lane), 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.

The series also stars Javon Terrell (who is the 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.

Brett Dismuke, General Manager of ALLBLK & WE tv said, “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.”  He continued, “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.”

Toler said, “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.”

The series is a Swirl Films production from producers Gieava Stinchcomb and James Seppelfrick. The series is co-executive produced by Abbey MacDonald and executive produced by Eric Tomosunas and Toler. Executive producers for ALLBLK are Dismuke and Nikki Love, SVP of Development & Production.

Watch trailer below: