The Porter

Set in the early 1920s and inspired by real events, The Porter follows train porters Junior Massey and Zeke Garrett, and their friends and families, as the death of a fellow porter sends them on starkly different paths to a better life. While Junior takes advantage of a broken system to pursue money and power in gambling and bootlegging, Zeke fights the railway to change the system from within by fighting for the first ever Black union. As Junior and Zeke’s goals come into direct conflict with each other, their once unbreakable bond is stretched to its limits. Can a friendship forged in the trenches of war survive this new fight for freedom—or will they betray each other and their community to make their dreams reality?

CBC/CBC Gem

Canada

Bet+

USA

Created and developed by

Marsha Greene
Annmarie Morais

Created by

Aubrey Nealon
Arnold Pinnock
Bruce Ramsay

Writers/Executive Producers

Aml Ameen
Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Mouna Traoré
Loren Lott
Olunike Adeliyi
Alfre Woodard

Writers

Aubrey Nealon
Bruce Ramsay
Andrew Burrows-Trotman
Arnold Pinnock
Priscilla M. White

Co-producer

Daphne Park

Production

Sphere Media (formerly Sienna Films)
Inferno Pictures 

Cast

Claude Legault
Christine Beaulieu
Henri Picard
Marianne Verville
Olivier Gervais-Courchesne

Directors/Executive Producers

Charles Officer
R.T .Thorne 

Executive producers

Jennifer Kawaja
Ian Dimerman
Bruno Dubé
Aml Ameen
Alfre Woodard

Co-executive producers

Elise Cousineau
Andrea Glinski
Steve Cochrane
Bruce Ramsay

 

Producer

Lisa Cichelly 

2022 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Nomination – Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming 

2022 DGC Awards

Winner – Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series
Winner – Best Picture Editing – Dramatic Series
Winner – Best Sound Editing – Dramatic Series

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