"THE RED LINE," A NEW EIGHT-EPISODE ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES THAT FOLLOWS THREE VERY DIFFERENT CHICAGO FAMILIES AS THEY JOURNEY TOWARD HOPE AND HEALING AFTER A TRAGEDY, PREMIERES SUNDAY, APRIL 28
The Series Will Air in Two-Hour Installments Across Four Consecutive Sundays
Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aliyah Royale, Noel Fisher, Howard Charles,
Elizabeth Laidlaw, Vinny Chhibber and Michael Patrick Thornton Star
Greg Berlanti, Ava DuVernay, Sarah Schechter, Caitlin Parrish, Sunil Nayar
And Kevin Hooks Executive Produce; Erica Weiss Co-Produces
Corey Reynolds Guest Stars as Dr. Harrison Brennan;
Glynn Turman Guest Stars as Nathan Gordon, the Incumbent Alderman
"We Must All Care" - Three very different Chicago families journey toward hope and healing after a tragedy causes them all to consider how race and racial biases affect their lives, on the series premiere of THE RED LINE, Sunday, April 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The series will air in two-hour installments across four consecutive Sundays. Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aliyah Royale, Noel Fisher, Howard Charles, Elizabeth Laidlaw, Vinny Chhibber and Michael Patrick Thornton star.
On the north side of Chicago, Daniel Calder is a high school history teacher mourning the death of his husband, Dr. Harrison Brennan, an African American doctor who was shot while unarmed by a white cop. As Daniel tries to comfort their grieving daughter, Jira Calder-Brennan, the two butt heads when she decides she needs more support than her father can provide. She seeks the understanding of someone who knows what it's like to grow up as a young black woman, and searches for her birth mother to learn more about her personal history, culture and community. Daniel seeks comfort in his colleague - and Jira's teacher - Liam Bhatt. On the south side, Tia Young scours news of the shooting, torn between her political ambition of running for alderman and risking it all to comfort the daughter she gave up for adoption as a teen. Tia's husband, Ethan Young, a red-line train operator and devoted father to their 6-year-old son, champions her running for office, but cautions her about connecting with Jira. On the west side, police officer Paul Evans must face the reality of his actions and intentions in the fatal shooting of an innocent man and worries about his fate amidst the public and legal fallout. His police partner, Victoria "Vic" Renna, and his brother, Jim Evans, a volatile former cop confined to a wheelchair after being shot in the line of duty, cause more harm than good in their attempts to help him. As the stories of the Calder, Young and Evans families converge, they each discover that it's impossible to ignore issues of race; it's important for each of us to explore how our backgrounds and internal biases affect how we act; and we must open our eyes and see that we're all human and all deserving of the same dignity.
(Victoria "Vic" Renna)
Michael Patrick Thornton
Maximus Chase Evans
Alanah Marie Johnson
WRITTEN BY: Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss
DIRECTED BY: Victoria Mahoney