The Porter

About the Show

Inspired by real events and set in the roar of the 1920s, THE PORTER (8x60) follows the journeys of an ensemble of characters who hustle, dream, cross borders and pursue their ambitions in the fight for liberation - on and off the railways that crossed North America. It is a gripping story of empowerment and idealism that highlights the moment when railway workers from both Canada and the United States joined together to give birth to the world’s first Black union. Set primarily in Montreal, Chicago and Detroit as the world rebuilds after the First World War, THE PORTER depicts the Black community in St. Antoine, Montreal - known, at the time, as the “Harlem of the North.” They’re young, gifted and Black, from Canada, the Caribbean, and the U.S. via the Underground Railroad and through the Great Migration, and they find themselves thrown together north and south of the colour line, in an era that boasts anything is possible - but if change isn’t coming for them, they will come for it. By any means necessary.

A CBC and BET+ original series produced by Winnipeg-based Inferno Pictures and Sienna Films (a Sphere Media company), THE PORTER is originated and created by Arnold Pinnock (Altered Carbon, Travelers) and Bruce Ramsay (19-2, Cardinal), with Annmarie Morais (Killjoys, Ransom, American Soul), Marsha Greene (Ten Days In The Valley, Mary Kills People) and Aubrey Nealon (Snowpiercer, Cardinal), and produced by Winnipeg-based Inferno Pictures Inc. and Sphere Media’s Sienna Films. Morais and Greene are showrunners and executive producers. Charles Officer (Akilla’s Escape, Coroner) and R.T. Thorne (Blindspot, Utopia Falls) will direct the series, and are executive producers. Pinnock also serves as an executive producer, and Ramsay a co-executive producer. Jennifer Kawaja serves as Executive Producer for Sienna Films and Ian Dimerman as Executive Producer for Inferno Pictures. The series is written by Morais, Greene, Andrew Burrows-Trotman, Priscilla White, Pinnock and Ramsay, with Thorne participating in the writers’ room.

Program Name

The Porter

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Season 1 of The Porter airs Mondays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and is available to stream now on CBC Gem.

Bios

No related Bios.

Press Releases

CBC ANNOUNCES WINTER 2022 PREMIERE DATES

CBC ANNOUNCES WINTER 2022 PREMIERE DATES

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its winter 2022 slate of programming, including over 20 new and returning original series from Canadian creators, producers and storytellers across all genres. The new winter primetime schedule launches Sunday, January 2 on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service. Read More »

CBC SETS FALL SCHEDULE AND UNVEILS 2021-22 PROGRAMMING SLATE, INCLUDING OVER 35 ORIGINAL SERIES FROM

CBC SETS FALL SCHEDULE AND UNVEILS 2021-22 PROGRAMMING SLATE, INCLUDING OVER 35 ORIGINAL SERIES FROM

CBC today announced its fall television and streaming schedule and 2021-22 programming slate for CBC TV and CBC Gem, featuring over 35 new and returning original series from Canadian creators, producers and storytellers across all genres Read More »

CBC AND BET+ GREENLIGHT “THE PORTER” (WORKING TITLE), AN ORIGINAL DRAMA ABOUT RAILWAY WORKERS IN CAN

CBC AND BET+ GREENLIGHT “THE PORTER” (WORKING TITLE), AN ORIGINAL DRAMA ABOUT RAILWAY WORKERS IN CAN

CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, and BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, are partnering on original series THE PORTER (working title, 8x60) from Inferno Pictures and Sienna Films, which has been greenlit for 2021/22 Read More »

AWARD-WINNING ALFRE WOODARD JOINS ‘THE PORTER’ CAST  AND ALSO SERVES AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

AWARD-WINNING ALFRE WOODARD JOINS ‘THE PORTER’ CAST AND ALSO SERVES AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

BET+ and CBC series THE PORTER (8x60), from Inferno Pictures and Sienna Films (a Sphere Media company) announces the addition of multiple award-winning actor Alfre Woodard to their first season as part of the cast and as executive producer. THE PORTER is currently shooting in Winnipeg, Canada. Read More »

Program Name

The Porter

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Season 1 of The Porter airs Mondays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and is available to stream now on CBC Gem.

Bios

No related Bios.