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Alfre Woodard Boards ‘The Porter’ CBC/BET+ Railway Worker Series

Alfre Woodard Boards ‘The Porter’ CBC/BET+ Railway Worker Series

Exclusive: Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard is set as a series regular in BET+/CBC’s The Porter, an original drama series about a group of 1920s railway workers who unite to form the world’s first Black union. Woodard also will serve as an executive producer on the series, from Inferno Pictures and Sienna Films, a Sphere Media company. Shooting is currently underway in Winnipeg, Canada.

Created by Arnold Pinnock and Bruce Ramsay with Annmarie Morais, Marsha Greene and Aubrey Nealon, The Porter tells the story of the people who fought to ignite the civil rights movement in North America.

Set in the early 1920s, The Porter offers a dramatic and compelling look at the Black community in St. Antoine, Montreal — known, at the time, as the “Harlem of the North

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