Mahershala Ali continues to be one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood, this time teaming up with Disney’s Onyx Collective after a bidding way across multiple streaming platforms for the limited series The Plot.

Ali, who has two Academy Awards under his belt, will star and executive produce in the eight-episode series. Adapted from Jean Hanff Korelitz’s best-selling novel of the same name, The Plot is about a one-hit-wonder novelist named Jake (Ali) who commits an act of literary theft in an attempt to revive his flatlining career. After this decision successfully renews his career someone who knows his secret begins to threaten him and the show follows Jake’s journey to protect himself and the life he’s built. 

Abby Ajayi of How to Get Away with Murder will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Mimi Valdés and Amatus Karim Ali will also executive produce through their Know Wonder production company. 

Disney’s Onyx is a content brand focused on creating programming by artists of color and underrepresented voices. The Plot will be available to stream on Disney+ and Hulu.