Saturday, May 13, 2023

The CW Picks Up Drama '61st Street' Following AMC Cancellation

The CW has today picked up the rights to air the two seasons of the original drama series 61st Street - which aired its first season on AMC and was later cancelled despite the second season already being produced. The first season will air on The CW this fall, with the second to follow in 2024.

The propulsive thriller courses through the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the police department's code of silence.

The drama stars Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, Mark O'Brien, Holt McCallany, Tosin Colin, Andrene Ward-Hammond and Bentley Green.

Peter Moffat created the drama. He executive produces with J. David Shanks, Michael B. Jordan, Alana Mayo, Jeff Freilich and Hilary Salmon. AMC Studios, BBC Studios and Outlier Society produce.

"61st Street is a gripping, star-studded premium drama led by a powerhouse performance from Courtney B. Vance and featuring an incredibly talented ensemble cast and creatively brilliant team of producers," said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment, The CW. "We are proud The CW is now the broadcast home of 61st Street and cannot wait to introduce the series to a whole new audience."

"There was a lot of love and hard work that went into making 61st Street," added 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!"