FOX acquires two seasons of Diggstown

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Diggstown has become the latest Canadian series picked up for U.S. broadcast in the 2020/21 season in a deal brokered by rights holder eOne.

Canadian TV continues to make waves south of the border as FOX acquires seasons one and two of the CBC legal drama Diggstown.

Floyd Kane created Diggstown, which is coproduced under his Freddie Films banner alongside Circle Blue Entertainment, Waterstar Entertainment and DHX Media. Entertainment One (eOne) holds international distribution rights. Dan Loewy, EVP, Americas, at eOne brokered the deal.

The series previously made its U.S. debut on the streaming service BET+ in spring 2020. It stars Vinessa Antoine (Being Erica) as a woman who leaves her career in corporate law to work in a legal aid office and help members of her community whose lives have been upturned by the justice system.

Kane serves as showrunner and executive producer. Additional executive producers include Amos Adetuyi (Jean of the Joneses), Brenda Greenberg (Being Erica), Karen Wentzell (Seed), Michael Donovan (Bowling for Columbine), Mark Gosine (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Todd Berger (Wynonna Earp). CBC renewed the drama for a third season, which is expected to go into production in Nova Scotia later this year.

FOX is the latest U.S. network to pick up a Canadian series for linear broadcast. NBC has aired CTV’s Transplant and Global’s Nurses during its 2020/21 broadcast season, while The CW acquired CBC dramas Burden of Truth, Coroner and Trickster. Additionally, streaming service Hulu has picked up two seasons of CTV sitcom Jann, premiering later this month.