Canadian legal drama Diggstown travels to the US after Fox acquires the series.
The U.S. network is the newest broadcasting network to look into buying international screenplay series to tackle the effects of Covid-19. It previously acquired Canadian series without a script Holmes family effect.
The broadcaster recorded twelve episodes for seasons one and two of the drama, which comes from eOne and Stars general Hospital Vinessa Antoine.
Created by Floyd Kane, Diggstown follows Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a senior corporate attorney who reconsiders her priorities and moves to legal aid after her beloved aunt suicide under the pressure of malicious charges.
The series addresses issues such as social injustice and topical and universal issues. The legal team Marcie works with is made up of an odd group of do-gooders, cynics, and scrappers – messy souls who struggle to keep personal disappointments and demons out of their practice. They work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients. Marcie is driven by one thing – never again allowing innocent lives to be destroyed by justice.
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 Mortal 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 producer 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 extended for a third season by the Canadian public broadcaster and is distributed internationally by eOne. Dan Loewy, Executive Vice President, Americas, has closed the Fox deal.