[FIRST LOOK] BET+ Limited Series, ‘The Porter’ Brings 1920’s Drama, Based On Real Life

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The Porter Limited Series BET+

This May, BET+ is set to unveil a new 8 episode limited series, titled The Porter. The series is inspired by real events and is set in the 1920s.  It is filled with fresh faces, but Alfre Woodard also stars.  The Porter series premieres on May 5th on BET+.

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The Porter debuted in Canada on the CBC on February 21, 2022.

The Porter series synopsis

Set in the early 1920s and inspired by real events, THE PORTER limited series follows train porters Junior Massey and Zeke Garrett and their friends and families as a tragedy on the job sets them on starkly different paths to better lives. 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 unionizing the Black porters. As it becomes clear that Junior and Zeke’s goals are in 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 have to betray each other and their community to make their dreams reality?

Here’s a round down of the cast:

Aml Ameen as “Junior Massey”
Ronnie Rowe Jr. as “Zeke Garrett”
Mouna Traoré as “Marlene Massey”
Loren Lott as “Lucy Conrad”
Olunike Adeliyi as “Miss Queenie”
Luke Bilyk as “Franklin Edwards”
Sabryn Rock as “Gwen Barnes”
Alfre Woodard as “Fay”
Paul Essiembre as “William Edwards”
Arnold Pinnock as “Glenford”
Bruce Ramsay as “Dinger”
Luc Roderique as “Winchester Barnes”


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