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Diggstown
Genre Legal drama
Created by Floyd Kane
Directed by
  • Lynne Stopkewich
  • Kelly Makin
  • Cory Bowles
Starring
  • Vinessa Antoine
  • Natasha Henstridge
  • C. David Johnson
  • Stacey Farber
  • Brandon Oakes
  • Shailene Garnett
  • Tim Rozon
  • Dwain Murphy
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 12 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Floyd Kane
  • Amos Adetuyi
  • Brenda Greenberg
  • Todd Berger
  • Kelly Makin
Production location(s) Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Martinique Beach Provincial Park, Nova Scotia
Running time 44 min.
Production company(s)
  • Circle Blue Entertainment
  • Freddie Films Inc
  • DHX Media
Distributor Entertainment One
Release
Original network CBC
Original release March 6, 2019 (2019-03-06) – present (present)

Diggstown is a Canadian legal drama television series created by Floyd Kane. The first Canadian drama series to feature a Black Canadian woman as its lead character, the series stars Vinessa Antoine as Marcie Diggs, a lawyer who leaves her high-powered corporate job to work for a legal aid clinic in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, after her aunt commits suicide.

The first season premiered on CBC Television on March 6, 2019. A second season was announced in May 2019, following the conclusion of the first season. On June 21, 2020, the series was renewed for a third season. In early 2021, Fox picked up the series for distribution.

Plot

Diggstown follows Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities and moves to work in a legal-aid office after her beloved aunt takes her own life following the pressures of a malicious prosecution.

Cast

  • Vinessa Antoine as Marcie Diggs
  • Natasha Henstridge as Colleen MacDonnell
  • C. David Johnson as Reggie Thompson
  • Stacey Farber as Pam MacLean
  • Brandon Oakes as Doug Paul
  • Shailene Garnett as Iris Beals
  • Tim Rozon as Constable Carson Myers
  • Dwain Murphy as Avery Mueller
  • Mpho Koaho as Percy Lincoln

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 6 March 6, 2019 (2019-03-06) April 3, 2019 (2019-04-03)
2 6 March 4, 2020 (2020-03-04) April 1, 2020 (2020-04-01)

Season 1 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Canada viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Willy MacIsaac" Kelly Makin Floyd Kane March 6, 2019 (2019-03-06) 0.33
2 2 "Renee Joy" Cory Bowles Floyd Kane March 13, 2019 (2019-03-13) 0.29
3 3 "Taisir Ahmed" Lynne Stopkewich Andrew Burrows-Trotman March 20, 2019 (2019-03-20) 0.29
4 4 "Delroy Nelson" Kelly Makin Ellen Vanstone March 27, 2019 (2019-03-27) 0.27
5 5 "Nikki LeBlanc" Cory Bowles Lynn Coady April 3, 2019 (2019-04-03) 0.23
6 6 "Kim Bond" Lynne Stopkewich Floyd Kane April 3, 2019 (2019-04-03) 0.16

Season 2 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Canada viewers
(millions)
7 1 "Vince Hu" Kelly Makin Floyd Kane, Priscilla White March 4, 2020 (2020-03-04) 0.19
8 2 "Cheryl Battiste" Cory Bowles Lynn Coady, Priscilla White March 11, 2020 (2020-03-11) N/A
9 3 "Willy MacIsaac Redux" Cory Bowles Floyd Kane, Priscilla White March 18, 2020 (2020-03-18) 0.14
10 4 "Tanya Ivanova" Sharon Lewis Ellen Vanstone March 25, 2020 (2020-03-25) N/A
11 5 "Vi Bayley" Lynne Stopkewich Lisa Codrington, Priscilla White April 1, 2020 (2020-04-01) N/A
12 6 "Dani Ewing" TBA Priscilla White April 1, 2020 (2020-04-01) N/A

International release

BET+ acquired U.S. streaming rights to the series in April 2020. Fox acquired the U.S. television broadcast rights for the series in January 2021.

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