Created by Peter Moffat and including Michael B. Jordan as one of its executive producers, dramatic legal thriller “61st Street” is set to finally make its premiere on Sunday, April 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.
If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch “61st Street” streaming online, with the first three options all offering free trials:
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You can watch a live stream of AMC and 60-plus other TV channels on Philo TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Philo Free Trial
Once signed up for Philo, you can watch “61st Street” live on the Philo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast (compatible on Android mobile), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer on the Philo website.
If you can’t watch live, Philo allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which lets you to watch most shows on-demand if they have aired in the last three days.
Note: AMC Premiere allows you to watch all of AMC’s current shows (and some old ones) on-demand and commercial-free as soon as (and sometimes earlier than) they air live
You can watch AMC, AMC Premiere and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. AMC is in the main channel package, and AMC Premiere is available as an add-on, but both can be included with a seven-day free trial:
FuboTV Free Trial
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch “61st Street” live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them. If you include AMC Premiere, you’ll be able to watch episodes from the current season on-demand whenever you want.
DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” AMC is included in every one, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:
DirecTV Stream Free Trial
Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch “61st Street” live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.
If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).
You can watch a live stream of AMC and 30-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” or “Sling Orange” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the second-cheapest (behind Philo) long-term streaming service with AMC, and you can get $10 off your first month:
Get Sling TV
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch “61st Street” live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.
’61st Street’ Preview
Starring Emmy winner Courtney B. Vance, “61st Street” is a “propulsive thriller” that takes viewers inside the Chicago criminal justice system, according to the AMC press release.
“61st Street” is a propulsive thriller which courses through the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the police department’s code of silence.
Vance plays Franklin Roberts, a public defender on the brink of retirement who gets wrapped up in a case where a Black athlete is accused of killing a white Chicago police detective.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Vance calls “61st Street” the “opportunity to have a conversation.”
“These shows open up an opportunity to have a conversation,” said Vance. “The tragedy is we avoid the conversations, and these situations keep coming up because we avoid them. There’s George Floyd. There’s Trayvon Martin. Just go down the list. And there’s going to be another one until somebody says, ‘These communities have to talk to each other.’ There can’t be just two or three ways of dealing with people based on their skin color. It’s very painful. But slavery was painful. And it took a long time for us to come to the realization that we’re better off trying to work it out outside the institution than within it.”
He added, “We don’t do anything in this country unless it’s an emergency, because we don’t want to change. It’s great to look at other countries and say, ‘Oh, they’re terrible. Look at what Russia is doing to the Ukraine.’ But look at our history. We ain’t too pretty, either. We need to look at ourselves. We got some mess in this country. Always have.”
The premiere episode is titled “Pilot” and its description reads, “Track star Moses Johnson is swept up into a world of chaos, violence and corrupt policing during a presumed drug sting gone wrong; public defender Franklin Roberts considers retirement and his impact on the community.”
Then on April 17 comes episode two, titled “The Hunter and the Hunted,” whose description reads, “While on a collision course with the Chicago Police Department, Moses makes contact with the one person who could save him; Martha chases political aspirations.”
In addition to Vance, the series stars Aunjanue Ellis, Mark O’Brien, Holt McCallany, Tosin Cole, Andrene Ward-Hammond, and Bentley Green.
“61st Street” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times on AMC.