Nia Long Stars in We TV Drama ‘The Divide’

Nia Long is stepping into the courtroom for her new role in the upcoming WE tv series The Divide.

The show, which is the network’s first original series, follows a district attorney named Adam Powell (Damon Gupton), whose research leads to the re-investigation of a racially charged murder case.

Chilling and suspenseful, The Divide tackles morality and ethics within the justice system, bringing important social issues to the forefront.

While Long plays Billie Powell, the lawyer’s wife and a successful partner in a private equity firm, you can find Scandal star Tony Goldwyn behind the camera as producer, director and writer for the project.

Catch the drama when it premieres Wednesday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET, and watch the trailer below.