Dublin Murders and Love/Hate star Killian Scott has been cast opposite Doctor Who's Tosin Cole, Mindhunter's Holt McCallany and Lovecraft Country's Aunjanue Ellis and Courtney B Vance in 61st Street, a new, two-season courtroom drama from Peter Moffat (Your Honor, The Night Of, Silk) for US network AMC.

US entertainment trade website Deadline says the Chicago-set 61st Street tells the story of Moses Johnson (Cole), a talented high school athlete "who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system".

Tosin Cole

Moses is arrested as an alleged gang member following the death of a police officer in a drug bust.

Scott will play Rocco Andretti, a police officer who reaches a crossroads in his life following the murder.

Holt McCallany

Irish-American actor McCallany will play Lieutenant Tardelli, who is running a corrupt squad.

Aunjanue Ellis

Ellis has been cast as aspiring politician Martha Roberts, while Vance will play her husband Franklin - a public defender who sees Moses' case as one that could change the system for the better.

Courtney B Vance

Filming is due to begin next month in Chicago. A 2022 premiere is planned.

Scott previously starred in the USA Network series Damnation, which is available on Netflix. Love/Hate is available on the RTÉ Player. 

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