New York, NY (April 28, 2022) – ALLBLK, the popular streaming service for Black television and film from AMC Networks, announced today, Judge Me Not, from creator, writer, and executive producer Judge Lynn Toler (Commit or Quit, Divorce Court), is set to premiere Thursday, May 25.
Loosely based on the life of the famed Judge Lynn Toler, Judge Me Not is the story of Zelma Jay Johnson (Chyna Layne), 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 (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.
“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.”
Creator, writer, and executive producer Judge Lynn Toler added “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.”
A Swirl Films production with Eric Tomosunas and Judge Lynn Toler serving as Executive Producers; Abbey MacDonald serves as Co-Executive Producer, and Gieava Stinchcomb and James Seppelfrick serve as producers. General Manager, Brett Dismuke, and SVP of Development & Production, Nikki Love serving as executive producers for ALLBLK.
ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as A House Divided and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular WE tv originals, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.
About Swirl Films
Swirl Films is the leading independent film & TV production company with a core focus in diversity inclusion, founded by Eric Tomosunas in 2001. They’ve produced projects including the wildly popular original drama series, Saints & Sinners, and produced high-quality films and series for BET, TV One, Bounce, Lifetime, Hallmark, Reel One, Netflix & Up TV. Swirl Films provides services and content across various areas of production spanning from script to screen, for movies, biopics, scripted series, award shows and documentaries. Swirl Films owns and operates its own 100,000 square foot film studio in Atlanta.