Fox Buys Canadian Legal Drama 'Diggstown'

Vinessa Antoine stars in the legal drama 'Diggstown.'
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Vinessa Antoine stars in the legal drama 'Diggstown.'

The U.S. network has picked up the first two seasons of the series created by Floyd Kane for the CBC and Entertainment One and starring Vinessa Antoine.

Fox has picked up the Canadian legal drama Diggstown from creator Floyd Kane and Entertainment One.

Fox acquired the first two seasons, or 12 episodes, of the CBC original drama that stars Being Erica and General Hospital actress Vinessa Antoine as Marcie Diggs, a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities and moves to work in a legal-aid office after her beloved aunt takes her own life following the pressures of a malicious prosecution.

The series, which earlier did a deal to stream on BET+, explores issues of social injustice as a team of lawyers work directly in the community to find justice for their varied clients. The ensemble cast includes Natasha Henstridge, C. David Johnson, Stacey Farber, Brandon Oakes, Shailene Garnett, Tim Rozon and and Dwain Murphy (Titans).

Diggstown is co-produced by Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films, Waterstar Entertainment and DHX Media. Kane is executive producer and showrunner, and Amos Adetuyi, Brenda Greenberg, Karen Wentzell, Michael Donovan, Mark Gosine, Kelly Makin and Todd Berger also executive produce.

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt Hollywood's production pipeline, U.S. broadcasters are eyeing acquisitions to fill holes in their schedules. Diggstown is produced in association with CBC and distributed internationally by eOne.

The deal was brokered by Dan Loewy, executive vp of Americas at eOne. Kane is repped by APA and Vanguarde Artists Management in Canada.