61st Street is a detailed look at the complicated and hard-fought war against crime, the police, the courts in Chicago and how society and the judicial system treat the most vulnerable. Similar to David Simon’s The Wire and We Own This City, it looks at the underbelly of the connected systems — slowly peeling back their layers to expose their bias and flaws while focusing on the lives the system touches.
Created by Peter Moffat (Your Honor, Criminal Justice, The Village), AMC’s legal drama 61st Street is a heart-wrenching yet all too familiar tale about being at the wrong place at the wrong time. In the series, Moses Johnson, the neighborhood’s track star, is a young Black man with a bright future with a promising future — headed for college on a scholarship. Instead of long goodbyes to his mother from his campus dorm, he is targeted by the Chicago Police Department under suspicions of being a gang member. A cop ends up dead, and Moses is charged with his murder. While another officers’ testimony could exonerate Moses — his lieutenant, played by Holt McCallany, encourages him to change his story.
On Sunday’s episode 5 titled “Over the Wall,” Franklin gets sobering news while Moses reunites with an old acquaintance. Officer Logan gets a new position. Norma holds a barbecue to raise money for Moses’ bail.
As seen in this exclusive clip in the video below: The clip features Franklin Robert (Courtney B. Vance) representing Moses Johnson (Tosin Cole) in court as the fate of his entire life is beginning to be determined.
All new episodes will roll out weekly, on Sundays, and be available one week early on AMC+ and ALLBLK.
61st Street is propulsive thriller which courses through the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the police department’s code of silence. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Lovecraft Country), leads an ensemble cast that includes Emmy®-nominee Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us, King Richard), Mark O’Brien (City on a Hill, Blue Bayou), Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Lights Out), Tosin Cole (Doctor Who, Hollyoaks), Andrene Ward-Hammond (Your Honor, Manifest) and Bentley Green (Snowfall, Sweet Magnolias).