The CW Picks Up 61st Street Following AMC Cancellation

The CW has announced that it has acquired both seasons of the dramatic thriller, 61st Street, which stars Courtney B. Vance and Aunjanue Ellis. This news follows AMC Networks’ decision to cancel the series in January as part of their cost-cutting measures. Season 1 of the show will air on The CW this fall, with its second season scheduled for 2024.

The two seasons were filmed simultaneously, but only the first season aired in its entirety last spring. The series was initially picked up for two seasons. Created by Peter Moffat, J. David Shanks, and Outlier Society, 61st Street tells the story of a promising Black high school athlete named Moses Johnson (played by Tosin Cole) who is caught up in Chicago’s corrupt criminal justice system.

The series also stars Mark O’Brien, Holt McCallany, Andrene Ward-Hammond, Bentley Green, and, of course, Courtney B. Vance. Brad Schwartz, the President of Entertainment at The CW, praised the show’s “powerhouse performance from Courtney B. Vance and incredibly talented ensemble cast and creatively brilliant team of producers.”

Executive produced by Moffat, Shanks, Michael B. Jordan and Outlier Society, Alana Mayo, Jeff Freilich, and Hilary Salmon, 61st Street promises to be a gripping and star-studded premium drama that The CW is proud to bring to its viewers.

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