61st Street, which has been ordered as a two-season television event series with eight episodes per season, 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. Timely and provocative, 61st Street is set against the systemic abuse happening in some of our country’s most vulnerable communities.
Executive producer is Michael B Jordan (Black Panther.) Writer/executive Producer Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice.) The UPM/Co-Producer is Chicago’s Carrie Holt de Lama (Echo Boomers, Tiny Pretty Things, Lovecraft Country.)
61rst Street AMC Cast Members
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