Canadian legal drama Diggstown is heading to the United States after the acquisition of the series by Fox.
The US network has become the latest broadcast network to look into purchasing international scripted series to deal with the impact of Covid-19. He has already acquired unscripted Canadian series Effect of the Holmes family.
The broadcaster picked up twelve episodes for seasons one and two of the drama, which comes from eOne and the stars. General hospital Vinessa Antoine.
Created by Floyd Kane, Diggstown follows Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a renowned corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities and moves to work in a legal aid office after her beloved aunt committed suicide under the pressure of a malicious prosecution.
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The series explores issues of social injustice among other hot topics and universal themes. The team of attorneys Marcie works with is a curious bunch of beneficists, cynics, and scrappers – messy souls who struggle to keep personal disappointment and demons from not practicing. They work directly in the community to find justice for their various clients. Marcie is motivated by one thing: never again to allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.
The cast also includes Natasha Henstridge (Species), C. David Johnson (Street Legal), Stacey Farber (Grace and Frankie), Brandon Oakes (Arctic air), Shailene Garnett (Shadowhunters: The Deadly Instruments), Tim Rozon (Wynonna earp) and Dwain Murphy (Titans).
Diggstown is co-produced by Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films, Waterstar Entertainment and DHX Media. Kane is a showrunner and executive product with Amos Adetuyi, Brenda Greenberg, Karen Wentzell, Michael Donovan, Mark Gosine and Todd Berger. Kelly Makin is the pilot director and executive producer.
The series has been renewed for a third season by a Canadian public broadcaster and is being distributed internationally by eOne with Dan Loewy, Executive Vice President, Americas, having struck the deal with Fox.