It seems fans will get a chance to watch season 2 of 61st Street after all, as The CW has picked up the series after its AMC cancellations.
A few months after AMC canceled the dramatic thriller before airing its second season, The CW has acquired the series and will air the first season this upcoming fall. The second season of 61st Street is scheduled to make its television debut in 2024.
'61 Street' stars Tosin Cole, Aunjanue Ellis and Courtney B. Vance, who also served as an executive producer.
The courtroom drama “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.”
61 Street was created by showrunner Peter Moffat. Actor Michael B. Jordan serves as an executive producer via his Outlier Society production banner along with Alana Mayo of Outlier Society and Hilary Salmon of BBC Studios.
Those involved in the series are thrilled to continue '61st Street' on The CW.
“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 Network. “We are proud The CW is now the broadcast home of 61st Street and cannot wait to introduce this series to a whole new audience.”
“There was a lot of love and hard work that went into making 61st Street,” Courtney B. Vance said. “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!”