Viola Davis is set to co-produce a new crime series for TV One titled Two Sides of the Truth.  Davis will co-produce the series for TV One alongside her husband Julius Tennon through their production company JuVee Productions, and also with Lemuel Plummer of L. Plummer Media and Jason L. Tolbert.

Narrated by Davis, the docuseries will “focus on four high profile cases that have been watershed moments for law enforcement and the Black community.”  The series will dissect and present both points of view of these highly charged cases so the audience can draw their own conclusions after hearing both sides of the story.

“Every other week we hear about these horrific incidences and many of them go unsolved and unresolved. We hope that this show can take those headlines and humanize them,” said Davis. “We want to give an unbiased approach to digging into what really happened on those fateful days and in doing so, hopefully shed some light and bring some awareness to such an important issue,” said Tennon.

“A project of this magnitude calls for partners like JuVee Productions and TV One who understand the issues at-stake and the importance of good, accurate, storytelling. We look forward to working with JuVee and TV One to explore all the facets of each case and hopefully shed new light on the story.”

JuVee Productions develops and produces independent film, television, theater, and digital content across all platforms.  Their goal is to produce narratives from a diverse range of emerging and established voices with hopes of becoming the “go-to” creative hub where the next generation of filmmakers and artists have the space to craft dynamic stories spanning the broad spectrum of humanity.

Their most recent project is the courtroom drama Custody which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016, and recently aired on the Lifetime network. Their short film Night Shift premiered at Sundance Film Festival this past January.  Their project slate includes the film adaptation of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree which Viola Davis is also starring in, a biopic on Barbara Jordan with also Davis also starring, and a TV period drama at ABC titled The Zipcoders, set in 1968, about a group of black teenagers who form a rock ‘n’ roll band and aspire to be like The Beatles.