'The Red Line' season 1: Release date, trailer, cast, spoilers, review, news and everything else about new CBS show

The upcoming CBS event series 'The Red Line' is a touching, emotional story of three Chicago families connected through a tragic police killing


                            'The Red Line' season 1: Release date, trailer, cast, spoilers, review, news and everything else about new CBS show

The trailer to CBS' upcoming drama 'The Red Line' begins with the shooting of an African American doctor by a Caucasian Chicago police officer after a convenience store robbery. The first few shots of the four-minute long trailer are chilling as the robbery quickly turns around. What follows next is the story of three different Chicago families, connected by this tragedy, moving towards hope against hope, healing, and forgiveness.

Release date

The series is set to premiere on April 28, 2019. The eight-episode event series will play over the span of four weeks: two episodes back-to-back across four Sundays. 



 

 

Plot

"There are two Americas living side by side and many different privileges and justices exist depending on the side," co-creator Caitlin Parrish told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in January. The series is named 'The Red Line' after the train line that runs through the length of Chicago.

Cast

Noah Wyle as Daniel Calder

Actor Noah Wyle of the television show 'The Red Line' speaks during the CBS segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 30, 2019, in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)
Actor Noah Wyle of the television show 'The Red Line' speaks during the CBS segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 30, 2019, in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

Wyle plays the compassionate, loving father and high school teacher whose husband Harrison Brennan is shot by a cop. He is known for the role of Dr John Carter in 'ER' and Tom Mason in 'Falling Skies' (for which he was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television). He is well-known for his 1999 role of Steve Jobs in the docudrama 'Pirates of Silicon Valley', and Flynn Carsen in 'The Librarian' franchise.

Noel Fisher as Office Paul Evans

Actor Noel Fisher attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images)
Actor Noel Fisher attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images)

 

Canadian actor Noel Fisher is known for his role of Mickey Milkovich on 'Shameless' and his portrayal of Cael Malloy on the FX series 'The Riches'. Perhaps he is most popular for his role of Vladimir, a 1,500-year-old vampire in 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2'.

Emayatzy Corinealdi plays Tia Young

Emayatzy Corinealdi of the television show 'The Red Line' speaks during the CBS segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 30, 2019, in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

Emayatzy Corinealdi is well-known for her lead role in the Ava DuVernay film 'Middle of Nowhere', for which she was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Best Actress.

The Creators

'The Red Line' is created by executive producers Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti. DuVernay’s second feature film 'Middle of Nowhere' won her the directing award in the US dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. This made her the first black women to win the award. For her 2014 project 'Selma', she was the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. 'Selma' also made her the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America and Golden Globe nominated writer, producer and film director Greg Berlanti is known for his work on 'Dawson’s Creek', 'Riverdale', 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' and 'You'.

Trailer

The trailer to 'The Red Line' is an emotional roller-coaster. The four minutes take you through a tragic incident that connects the lives of three very different families living in Chicago. "'The Red Line' is a serialized drama with compelling characters and provocative themes that we expect viewers will want to watch more than one hour per week, so we wanted to eventize it and try something unique with two-hour blocks over four weeks,” said Noriko Kelley, executive VP, program planning & scheduling, CBS Entertainment. 

Where to watch

The series debuts on April 28, 8 pm ET/PT on CBS.

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