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[02/09/19 - 05:39 PM]
AMC Opens Writers' Room for Potential New Series, "61st Street"
Set in present-day Chicago, "61st Street" is a gripping drama that follows Moses Johnson, a promising high school athlete, who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system.







61ST STREET (AMC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
2/9/19
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
script-to-series order
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC Networks' press release, February 2019) AMC today announced that it had opened up a writers' room for "61st Street," a potential new AMC Studios' series from BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat ("Criminal Justice" The Night Of,") as showrunner and executive producer, to be executive produced by Michael B. Jordan's Outlier Society ("David Makes Man"). The project is being developed as part of AMC's "scripts-to-series" model, which opens writers' rooms to develop potential series that, in success, move straight-to-series. Set in present-day Chicago, "61st Street" is a gripping drama that follows Moses Johnson, a promising high school athlete, who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system. Taken by the police as a gang member, he soon 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. A timely examination of the institutional racism plaguing cities nationwide, "61st Street" plumbs the depths of systemic abuse happening in some of the country's most vulnerable communities.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alana Mayo as EP
· Hilary Salmon as EP
· Michael B. Jordan as EP
· Peter Moffat as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· AMC Studios
· BBC Studios
· Outlier Society