Crime Thriller “61st Street” With Courtney B. Vance to air on The CW
The CW Network’s President of Entertainment Brad Schwartz made the announcement today that the network would be working with AMC Studios to air the two-season television event 61ST STREET.
What is the series about
Starring two-time Emmy® winner Courtney B. Vance (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Lovecraft Country”) and Emmy® nominee Aunjanue Ellis (“When They See Us,” King Richard), 61ST STREET tells the dramatic story of a promising high school athlete who becomes entangled in a corrupt Chicago criminal justice system and is executive produced by Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society. The premiere of 61ST STREET Season 1 will take place on The CW in the Fall of 2023, and Season 2 will premiere on the network in 2024.
Peter Moffat, J. David Shanks, and Outlier Society’s 61ST STREET is a fast-paced thriller set in the seedy underbelly of Chicago’s infamous criminal justice system, where police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to break the department’s code of silence. In addition to Vance and Ellis, the cast also features Mark O’Brien (“City on a Hill,” “Blue Bayou”), Holt McCallany (“Mindhunter,” “Lights Out”), Tosin Cole (“Doctor Who,” “Hollyoaks”), Andrene Ward-Hammond (“Your Honor,” “Manifest”), and Bentley Green (“Snowfall,” “Sweet Magnolias”).
What does star Courtney B. Vance say
“There was a lot of love and hard work that went into making 61ST STREET,” said star Courtney B. Vance. “I’m thrilled that The CW has enthusiastically given all 16 episodes of 61ST STREET a network home. With The CW, I’m confident that we will engage a universe of viewers who will celebrate the series with us. My cast, crew and I can’t wait!”
Who makes 61st Street
From AMC Studios, 61ST STREET is executive produced by Moffat (“The Night Of,” “Your Honor“), Shanks (“The Chi,” “Seven Seconds,” “Shots Fired“), Michael B. Jordan and Outlier Society (Creed III), Alana Mayo (Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, Just Mercy), Jeff Freilich (“Lodge 49,” “Dispatches from Elsewhere“) and Hilary Salmon (“MotherFatherSon,” “The Night Of,” “London Spy“).
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