Jordan and Alana Mayo of Outlier Society, J. David Shanks, and Michael B. Jordan executive produce 61st Street, AMC courtroom drama series. Moffat is the showrunner and executive producer. 61st Street stars Aunjanue Ellis, Courtney B. Vance, Tosin Cole, Bentley Green, Andrene Ward-Hammond, and Mark O’Brien and follows Moses Johnson (Cole), a 17-year-old track star from Chicago’s South Side who is headed to college on a scholarship, and Franklin Roberts (Vance), a Public Defender at Chicago’s Cook County court who has just received devastating news from his doctors about a potentially fatal cancer. When a narcotics bust in Moses’ neighborhood goes horribly wrong, resulting in the killing of a police officer, Moses finds himself at the center of the conflict, and Franklin can’t take seeing another young man from the south side caught up in the system. Looking for more suspenseful criminal dramas to keep you on the edge of your seat? Here are several examples: The authenticity level has been increased by shows like The Chi and South Side, as well as The Chicago Code, which dates back a decade.
: Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson conceived and produced the crime drama series Power. The story revolves around James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a man who leads a double life. He’s an astute businessman who owns a posh New York nightclub, but he’s also a violent drug lord known only as Ghost. Power depicts James’ struggle to leave the drug world behind and concentrate on his business, as well as his deteriorating marriage, romantic relationship with a law enforcement agent tasked with apprehending “Ghost,” and the overall difficulties of both his lives. Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Michael Rainey Jr., Joseph Sikora, Rotimi Akinosho, Lela Loren, and 50 Cent feature in this action-packed film. The drama aired on Starz from 2014 to 2020 and is one of the network’s most popular shows. Power is available on Starz and Hulu.
When They See Us (2019)
Ava DuVernay developed, co-wrote, and directed the crime miniseries When They See Us. The show is based on the Central Park jogger case from 1989, and it was published on Netflix in four parts in 2019. The show follows five young Black and Latino male suspects who are unjustly accused of rape and assault in Central Park by a Caucasian woman. When They See Us stars Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Asante Blackk, Michael K. Williams, Joshua Jackson, Logan Marshall-Green, Blair Underwood, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Niecy Nash, Aunjanue Ellis, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Felicity Huffman, and Kylie Bunbury. The show gained widespread public and critical praise, garnering 11 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series, at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Aunjanue Ellis, Niecy Nash, John Leguizamo, Asante Blakk Williams, Marsha Stephanie Blake, and Vera Farmiga all garnered acting nominations, while Jerome won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. When They See Us is available to watch on Netflix.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story (2019)
On February 2, 2016, the film American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson was released. The episode is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s 1997 book The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson. The show focused on the O. J. Simpson murder case from 1994 to 1995. Sterling K. Brown portrayed Christopher Darden, Bruce Greenwood portrayed Gil Garcetti, David Schwimmer portrayed Robert Kardashian, John Travolta portrayed Robert Shapiro, Courtney B. Vance portrayed Johnnie Cochran, Sarah Paulson portrayed Marcia Clark, and Cuba Gooding Jr. portrayed O. J. Simpson. The majority of the show’s main performances won public and critical appreciation and accolades. It was nominated for 22 Emmy Awards in 13 categories at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. It was nominated for nine awards, including Outstanding Limited Series. Sarah Paulson won Golden Globes for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film and Best Miniseries or Television Film for the show. On Hulu, you can watch American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.