Tosin Cole impresses in second ’61st Street’ trailer

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AMC released a second trailer its upcoming drama 61st Street, a television series from BAFTA-winning screenwriter Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice, The Night Of, Your Honor) and executive-produced by Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo of Outlier Society Productions (Just Mercy, David Makes Man).

The story follows Moses Johnson (Tosin Cole, last seen as Ryan Sinclair in Doctor Who), 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. Franklin Roberts (2-time Emmy Award-winner Courtney B. Vance, Whitey’s on the Moon, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) is a public defender in the twilight of his career serving the busiest courthouse in America.

After promising his wife he’d retire to spend more time with their seventeen-year-old autistic son, Franklin realizes Moses Johnson is the case of a lifetime, one that can upend the entire Chicago judicial system, challenging the institutional racism and endemic corruption at its heart.

Cole’s Moses Johnson is seen in a perilous confrontation involving a gun, running from the law, his distrust and confrontation of his lawyer Roberts, in the courtroom, and facing further peril in prison.

The first trailer for 61st Street Was released August 17, 2021.

Along with Cole and Vance, the series stars Bentley Green (Snowfall), Aunjanue Ellis (Lovecraft Country), Andrene Ward-Hammond (Your Honor, Project Power, Manifest), Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Blue Bloods), and Killian Scott (Dublin Murders, Damnation).

61st Street, a two-season television event series, will premiere exclusively to BT TV customers in the UK on AMC on March 29, and on AMC in the USA on April 10.