Set in the early 1920s and inspired by real events, The Porter follows train porters Junior Massey and Zeke Garrett and their friends and families as a tragedy on the job sets them on starkly different paths to better lives. While Junior takes advantage of a broken system to pursue money and power in gambling and bootlegging, Zeke fights the railway to change the system from within by unionizing the 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 each other and their community to make their dreams reality?
Starring Aml Ameen, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Mouna Traoré, Loren Lott, Olunike Adeliyi and Alfre Woodard. The show follows train porters Junior Massey (Ameen) and Zeke Garrett (Rowe Jr) and their friends and families as a tragedy on the job sets them on starkly different paths to better lives – and on a direct collision course with each other.