Doctor Who’s former Ryan Sinclair will star in the two season drama 61st Street on AMC

Long before we actually saw Ryan and Graham depart Doctor Who in this year’s Revolution of the Daleks, fans suspected the end of the fam was nigh. After all, Tosin Cole’s next role had been announced almost a year earlier. He’s the lead actor in major AMC drama 61st Street from the makers of The Night Of. Across two seasons of eight episodes each, 61st Street examines the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system. The drama begins when there’s a fatal incident on the city’s streets involving the police. And the investigation and accusations of cover-up that follow threaten to unravel the police department’s code of silence.

Tosin Cole stars as Moses Johnson, a promising, black high school athlete. Before long the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system has swept Moses’ old life away. 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. Cole stars opposite the Emmy Award winning Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story, Lovecraft Country) as Franklin Roberts, a public defender in the twilight of his career serving the busiest courthouse in America.

Franklin has promised his wife Martha (Aunjaune Ellis, Lovecraft County) that he’ll retire to spend more time with their seventeen-year-old autistic son. But he realizes Moses Johnson is the case of a lifetime, one that can upend the entire Chicago judicial system. Soon Vance and Johnson are challenging the institutional racism and endemic corruption at its heart. Timely and provocative, 61st Street takes place amid the systemic abuse happening in some of America’s most vulnerable communities.

You can see the trailer on the 61st Street Twitter account here

The series also stars Bentley Green (Snowfall), Andrene Ward-Hammond (Your Honor, Project Power, Manifest), Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Blue Bloods), and Killian Scott (Dublin Murders, Damnation). Peter Moffat is on writing duties (that’s the BAFTA winning writer of The Night Of, not the director of The Twin Dilemma). And Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) and Alana Mayo of Outlier Society are the Executive Producers. The first season premieres next year.

Cole joins many former Doctor Who companions of recent years by going on to success with high profile projects. And he’s poised to become the next Next Big Thing to come out of the show’s cast.

 

 

 

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