61st Avenue is an upcoming courtroom drama sequence from AMC govt produced by Jordan and Alana Mayo of Outlier Society, J. David Shanks and Michael B. Jordan. Moffat serves as govt producer and showrunner. AMC Studios Content material Distribution will handle worldwide gross sales.
Starring Aunjanue Ellis, Courtney B. Vance, Tosin Cole, Bentley Greene, Andrene Ward-Hammond and Mark O’Brien, 61st Avenue follows Moses Johnson (Cole), a 17-year-old monitor star from the South Facet of Chicago who’s headed to varsity on a scholarship; Franklin Roberts (Vance) is a Public Defender at Chicago’s Prepare dinner County court docket who’s simply obtained devastating information from his docs a few probably deadly most cancers. When a drug bust goes flawed in Moses’ neighborhood, resulting in the dying of a police officer, Moses finds himself on the middle of the conflict, and Franklin can’t bear one other younger man from the south aspect caught up within the system.
Throughout final yr’s TCA panel, govt producer and author Shanks mentioned he hoped to “spark dialog” that will proceed to push the U.S. towards “significant, sustained change” with regard to systemic injustice, racially motivated police brutality and different points. “Nothing adjustments if we don’t proceed to speak about it.,” he mentioned.
Cole, Ward-Hammond, Inexperienced and O’Brien got here by way of CB’s SXSW Studio to speak about how a lot the Chicago environment influenced their expertise on the set of the present, and the way a lot satisfaction there may be among the many folks of town.
Watch the total interview above.