Sunday, February 10, 2019


Peter Moffat Drama, Executive Produced By Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society, Is Set In
Present-Day Chicago And Examines Race In America

FEBRUARY 9, 2019 – AMC today announced that it had opened up a writers’ room for “61 st
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

“Award-winning writer Peter Moffat’s ‘61st Street’ is a murder mystery, courtroom drama, and
an examination of race in America wrapped up into one,” said David Madden, president of
programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios. “Peter justly won acclaim for ‘Criminal
Justice,’ the British thriller which was remade by HBO as ‘The Night Of,’ and in this case he’s
partnered with extraordinary producers, the Outlier Society team of Michael B. Jordan and Alana
Mayo. This is an emotional and audacious piece of drama that is as timely as television gets, and
we are excited to put it into a writers’ room and see where the team takes it.”

An AMC Studios production, “61 st Street” is executive produced by Michael B. Jordan and
Alana Mayo of Outlier Society (“David Makes Man”) and Hilary Salmon of BBC Studios
(“MotherFatherSon,” “The Night Of,” “London Spy”).

About AMC
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the
first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad
Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking
Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series
in cable history. AMC’s other current original drama series include Better Call Saul, Fear the
Walking Dead, The Terror, Into the Badlands, Humans, Preacher, The Son, McMafia, Lodge 49,
The Little Drummer Girl and the forthcoming NOS4A2 and Dispatches From Elsewhere. AMC
also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC
Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available
across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

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