When Vinessa Antoine left GENERAL HOSPITAL to play Marcie Diggs in the new CBC series DIGGSTOWN, many of her American fans were worried they wouldn’t get to see the actress in her new starring role. And while it took a little while, the series is finally arriving on U.S. shores. “American family!” the actress tweeted. “Finally. The wait is over! Happy to join the BET family! April 23… DIGGSTOWN.” However, don’t go looking for it in your cable guide because the law drama is airing on BET+, the network’s new streaming service. The first season of DIGGSTOWN premieres there on Thursday, April 23.
Back in March of 2019, Antoine was excited that her new series — currently airing its second season in Canada — had been picked up for worldwide distribution. “Good news!” Antoine shared on Instagram. “Looks like DIGGSTOWN will be crossing all kinds of Canadian borders! Woo hoo! Thank you, eOne for global distribution!”
Entertainment One picked up the international television rights for the legal drama and will handle distribution for the series outside of English-speaking Canada. “Adding to our diverse and robust slate, DIGGSTOWN builds on our offering of distinctive dramas featuring compelling characters and multifaceted storylines in a distinct and unique location,” said Noel Hedges, eOne’s executive VP of acquisitions and international distribution in a statement.
DIGGSTOWN series creator Floyd Kane declared: “We are pleased to have eOne, a world-class media company, as our partner on DIGGSTOWN. Noel and his team are the perfect fit for the brand of elevated episodic drama we’re hoping to make.”
Entertainment One handles film and music as well, but as for their television properties, they run the gamut from scripted shows like THE ROOKIE and DESIGNATED SURVIVOR to reality series like EX ON THE BEACH and CHOPPED CANADA.
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