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[01/23/20 - 11:55 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 23
Updates include: OWN pulls the plug on "Ambitions"; Disney+ puts Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series on hold; and ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC all order various projects to pilot.

[01/16/20 - 02:45 PM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winner Courtney B. Vance to Topline AMC's "61st Street"
Produced by AMC Studios, the series, which has been ordered as a two-season television event with eight episodes per season, is set to debut in 2021.

[10/01/19 - 12:22 PM]
AMC Greenlights Two New Series, "61st Street" and "Kevin Can F**k Himself"
"61st Street" has been ordered as a two-season television event series with eight episodes per season.

[02/09/19 - 05:39 PM]
AMC Opens Writers' Room for Potential New Series, "61st Street"
Set in present-day Chicago, "61st Street" is a gripping drama that follows Moses Johnson, a promising high school athlete, who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system.







61ST STREET (AMC)
Premieres in TBA 2020 or 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
two eight-episode seasons
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, January 2020) AMC announced today from the Television Critics' Association (TCA) Press Tour that Emmy(R) Award-winner Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Lovecraft Country, Genius) will star in its upcoming thrilling courtroom drama 61st Street, from BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice, The Night Of, Your Honor) and executive produced by Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo of Outlier Society (Just Mercy, David Makes Man). Produced by AMC Studios, the series, which has been ordered as a two-season television event with eight episodes per season, is set to debut in 2021. Said Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, "We couldn't be more thrilled to have the phenomenal Courtney B. Vance returning to the courtroom for 61st Street. Courtney is the cornerstone of what's sure to be a stellar ensemble for this ambitious and highly entertaining drama." 61st Street is a propulsive courtroom drama that follows Moses Johnson, a promising, black high school athlete, who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system. Taken by the police as a supposed gang member, he finds himself in the eye of the storm as police and prosecutors seek revenge for the death of an officer during a drug bust gone wrong. Vance will portray Franklin Roberts, a public defender in the twilight of his career serving the busiest courthouse in America. After promising his wife he'd retire to spend more time with their seventeen-year-old autistic son, Franklin realizes Moses Johnson is the case of a lifetime, one that can upend the entire Chicago judicial system, challenging the institutional racism and endemic corruption at its heart.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bentley Green as Joshua
· Courtney B. Vance as Franklin Roberts
· Tosin Cole as Moses
CREW INFORMATION:
· J. David Shanks as EP
· Alana Mayo as EP
· Hilary Salmon as EP
· Michael B. Jordan as EP
· Peter Moffat as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· AMC Studios
· Outlier Society