Showtime has ordered a fresh batch of 13 episodes of frosh series “Street Time” and has added Terrence Dashon Howard (“Hart’s War”) to the cast.
The gritty drama was given the greenlight for a sophomore season in December, but details were not hammered out until Monday.
Howard joins Rob Morrow, Scott Cohen and Erika Alexander in “Street,” which delivers a raw, realistic portrayal of the federal parole system from the perspective of both parole officers and parolees. Howard will play Lucius Mosley, the new supervisor in the special offenders unit.
Although the Sony Pictures Television-produced series bowed last summer to lukewarm ratings, a renewal was not a surprise for two reasons: Its solid reviews, and Showtime’s recent declaration to ramp up the number of series it commissions.
“Street” joins vet skeins “Soul Food,” “Queer as Folk,” “The Chris Isaak Show” and “Jeremiah” and first-season pickups “Out of Order,” “Dead Like Me,” “Family Business,” “Free for All” and “Penn & Teller: Bullshit.” While “Street’s” second season is skedded to air in August, the final seven segs from season one will begin to unspool at 10:45 p.m. April 30, following “Soul Food.” The seven segs then will repeat at 10 p.m. beginning June 25, leading into the new season.
Series is executive produced by Richard Stratton and Marc Levin. Pancho Mansfield is creative executive for Showtime and Jeanie Bradley is the creative exec for Sony.
Cabler also announced it is moving the “Street Time” creative offices to Gotham from Los Angeles.