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[07/19/21 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 19
Updates include: Madeleine Mantock to exit The CW's "Charmed"; Emma McDonald scores lead role in AMC's "Moonhaven"; and HBO's Alicia Vikander-led "Irma Vep" fills out principal cast.

[06/17/21 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 17
Updates include: FOX's "The Moodys," Netflix's "Grand Army" get the axe; Patrick Fugit boards HBO Max's "Love and Death"; and Showtime's "Let the Right One In" pilot fills out cast.

[04/08/21 - 08:01 AM]
Aml Ameen, Ronnie Rowe Jr. and Mouna Traore Set to Co-Star in New CBC and BET+ Original Series "The Porter"
The series is set to start production in Winnipeg, Manitoba later this spring, more additions to the cast will be announced in the coming weeks.

[12/11/20 - 09:22 AM]
CBC and BET+ Greenlight "The Porter" (working title), An Original Drama About Railway Workers in Canada and the United States Who Joined Together to Give Birth to the World's First Black Union and Sparked a Civil Rights Movement
Annmarie Morais and Marsha Greene are writers/showrunners on the eight-part series, with Charles Officer and R.T. Thorne set to executive produce and direct.







PORTER, THE (BET PLUS)
Premieres in TBA 2021 or 2022 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBC's press release, April 2021) The first round of casting for CBC and BET+ original series THE PORTER (working title, 8x60) has been confirmed, with Aml Ameen (I May Destroy You, Yardie), Ronnie Rowe Jr. (Star Trek: Discovery, Pretty Hard Cases) and Mouna Traoré (Self Made, The Umbrella Academy) to co-star in the 1920s drama. With the series set to start production in Winnipeg, Manitoba later this spring, more additions to the cast will be announced in the coming weeks. Inspired by real events and set in the roar of the 1920s, THE PORTER follows the journeys of an ensemble of characters who hustle, dream, cross borders and pursue their ambitions in the fight for liberation - on and off the railways that crossed North America. It is a gripping story of empowerment and idealism that highlights the moment when railway workers from both Canada and the United States joined together to give birth to the world's first Black union.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alfre Woodard as Fay
· Aml Ameen as Junior Massey
· Arnold Pinnock as Glenford
· Bruce Ramsay as Dinger
· Loren Lott as Lucy
· Mouna Traoré as Marlene Massey
· Oluniké Adeliyi as Queenie
· Ronnie Rowe, Jr. as Zeke Garrett
CREW INFORMATION:
· Annmarie Morais as EP
· Arnold Pinnock as CRTR/CO-EP
· Aubrey Nealon as EP
· Bruce Ramsay as CRTR/CO-EP
· Charles Officer as DIR/EP
· Marsha Greene as EP
· R.T. Thorne as DIR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Inferno Pictures
· Sienna Films