CBC announced on Monday that Toronto-born actress Vinessa Antoine (Being Erica, Heartland) is set to star in the new original one-hour drama Diggstown. Season 1 will consist of six one-hour episodes and is created by Floyd Kane (Across the Line).
Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.
The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice as they work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias.
“We’re very fortunate to have Vinessa give life to the tenacious and complex character of Marcie Diggs,” said creator, executive producer, and showrunner Floyd Kane.
Antoine most recently starred in various television roles including ‘Jordan Ashford’ in General Hospital, ‘Sarah Willis’ in NCIS, ‘Nicole’ in Heartland, ‘Judith Winter’ in Being Erica, and ‘Evi Ryan’ in Haven. In addition, she has been on stage in several Off-Broadway plays in New York, including the original New York cast of Four. Antoine started studying ballet at the age of 4 with the Royal Academy of Dance in Toronto. After graduating high school she went on to study dance at the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.
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