[FIRST LOOK] The Porter series, coming to BET+, is based on real life

In May, BET+ is set to unveil a new 8-episode limited series, titled The wearer. The series is inspired by real events and is set in the 1920s. It’s filled with new faces, but Alfre Woodard also stars. The wearer the series will premiere May 5 on BET+.

The wearer made its Canadian debut on CBC on February 21, 2022.

The wearer series synopsis

Set in the early 1920s and inspired by real events, THE WEARER limited series follows train porters Junior Massey and Zeke Garrett and their friends and families as a workplace tragedy sets them on radically different paths to a better life. As Junior takes advantage of a broken system to gain money and power through gambling and smuggling, Zeke fights the railroad to change the system from within by organizing black porters. As it becomes clear that Junior and Zeke’s goals are in direct conflict with each other; their once unbreakable bond is stretched to its limits. Can a friendship forged in the trenches of war survive this new fight for freedom? Or will they have to betray themselves and their community to achieve their dreams?

Here’s a roundup of the cast:

Aml Ameen as “Junior Massey”
Ronnie Rowe Jr. as “Zeke Garrett”
Mouna Traoré as “Marlene Massey”
Loren Lott as “Lucy Conrad”
Olunike Adeliyi as “Miss Queenie”
Luke Bilyk as “Franklin Edwards”
Sabryn Rock as “Gwen Barnes”
Alfre Woodard as “Fay”
Paul Essiembre as “William Edwards”
Arnold Pinnock as “Glenford”
Bruce Ramsay as “Dinger”
Luke Roderique as “Winchester Barnes”

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