All good things must come to an end. And unfortunately, that now includes GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Vinessa Antoine’s (ex-Jordan) award-winning series DIGGSTOWN. “it’s been quite a ride,” the actress shared on Instagram. “Thank you to everyone who supported and watched DIGGSTOWN over the last four years! As the first black person to be number one on the call sheet in a dramatic series in Canada, and to make history, I am truly humbled and blessed to have experienced this opportunity.”
After four years playing police commissioner Jordan Ashford on GH, Antoine chose to leave the soap to return to Canada where she was to star as Marcie Diggs in the legal drama DIGGSTOWN. This made history as the first Canadian drama series to feature a black Canadian woman as its lead character. The series premiered in March 2019 and the fourth and final season premiered on Oct. 12 with the series finale scheduled to air on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
DIGGSTOWN centers around Antoine’s character of attorney Marcie Diggs, who leaves her position as a high-powered corporate lawyer to work in a legal aid office in Nova Scotia and tackle the inequities in the Canadian legal system. For her work on the series, Antoine has won two Screen Nova Scotia Awards and an ACTRA Award, also earning two Canadian Screen Award nominations in the process.
“For four seasons we’ve had the pleasure of bringing Marcie Diggs and the beauty of the communities of Dartmouth, Halifax, Charlottetown, North Preston, and East Preston into homes across Canada. We’re so grateful to have been able to walk this journey with our incredible cast led by the force, that is, Vinessa Antoine. It’s been a privilege to collaborate with the amazing team of production professionals in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and PEI who brought DIGGSTOWN to life. Your commitment to making DIGGSTOWN its best will always be remembered,” said Floyd Kane, creator, showrunner, and executive producer.
With DIGGSTOWN coming to an end, keep checking back here at SoapsInDepth.com for updates on where Antoine’s career takes her next!
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