CBS has debuted The Red Line trailer, previewing the upcoming eight-episode event series from acclaimed producers Greg Berlanti and Ava DuVernay. The Red Line will debut Sunday, April 28 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), after God Friended Me wraps its first season. The eight episodes will be broadcast across four consecutive Sundays (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The Red Line follows three very different Chicago families as they journey toward hope and healing after a tragedy connects them all.
Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Noel Fisher, Howard Charles, Aliyah Royale, Michael Patrick Thornton, Vinny Chhibber and Elizabeth Laidlaw star in the series. Greg Berlanti, Ava DuVernay, Sarah Schechter, Caitlin Parrish, Sunil Nayar and Kevin Hooks executive produce, while Erica Weiss co-executive produces.
The Red Line follows three very different Chicago families as they journey toward hope and healing after a tragedy connects them all.
On the north side of Chicago, Daniel Calder is a high school history teacher mourning the death of his husband, an African American doctor who was shot by a white cop. As Daniel tries to comfort their grieving daughter, Jira Calder-Brennan, the two butt heads when she decides to search for her birth mother against his wishes. 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 is horrified that he shot an innocent man, conflicted about the circumstances around how it happened and worried about the public and legal fallout. His police partner, Victoria “Vic” Renna, whose loyalty may have driven her to go too far to protect him, and his brother, Jim Evans, a volatile former cop confined to a wheelchair after being shot in the line of duty, may cause more harm than good in their attempts to help him.
As the stories of the Calder, Young and Evans families converge, a positive message surfaces: it’s possible to emerge from tragedy stronger than before, and it’s important to come together with others, not just to survive, but to thrive.