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?
Created and developed by
Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Priscilla M. White
Sphere Media (formerly Sienna Films)
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