About the Show

March 2019

THE RED LINE is an eight episode original limited series that follows three very different Chicago families as they journey toward hope and healing after a tragedy causes them all to consider how race and racial biases affect their lives. 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, 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 that we must open our eyes and see that we’re all human and all deserving of the same dignity.

 

Premieres Sunday, April 28 (8:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

ORIGINATION:

Chicago

 

FORMAT:

Drama (Filmed in HD)

 

STARRING:

Noah Wyle

(Daniel Calder)

 

Emayatzy Corinealdi

(Tia Young)

 

Noel Fisher

(Paul Evans)

 

Howard Charles

(Ethan Young)

 

Aliyah Royale

(Jira Calder-Brennan)

 

Michael Patrick Thornton

(Jim Evans)

 

Vinny Chhibber

(Liam Bhatt)

 

Elizabeth Laidlaw

(Victoria “Vic” Renna)

 

PRODUCED BY:

Berlanti Productions and Forward Movement in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

Greg Berlanti, Ava DuVernay, Sarah Schechter, Caitlin Parrish, Sunil Nayar, Kevin Hooks

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Erica Weiss

 

Photos are available at http://cbspressexpress.com

Website: https://www.cbs.com/shows/the-red-line/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRedLineCBS/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRedLineCBS

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theredlinecbs/

CBS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

Cast and Crew on Social:

Twitter Instagram

Emayatzy Corinealdi

@Emayatzy

 

 

Noel Fisher

@noel_fisher

 

@noelfisher

Howard Charles

@MrHowardCharles

 

@officialhowardcharles

Aliyah Royale

@AliyahRoyale

 

@aliyahroyale

Michael Patrick Thornton

@ThorntonMPT

 

@michaelpatrickthornton

Vinny Chhibber

@vchhibber

 

@vchhibber

Elizabeth Laidlaw

@mzlaylaw

 

@mzlaylaw

Greg Berlanti

@GBerlanti

 

@gberlanti

Ava DuVernay

@ava

 

@ava

Sarah Schechter

@SarahSoWitty

 

 

Kevin Hooks

@KevHooks

 

 

Sunil Nayar

@lcotskeet

 

 

Caitlin Parrish

@caitlinmparrish

 

 

Erica Weiss

@EricaMakesPlays

 

 

 

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Press Contacts:

Andrea Ballas

818-655-1581

andrea.ballas@cbs.com

Noelle Llewellyn

212-975-4574

noelle.llewellyn@cbs.com


Photo Contacts:

Amanda Beane

818-655-1545

amanda.beane@cbs.com

Mary Kouw

212-975-4107

mary.kouw@cbs.com

Press:

Andrea Ballas
818-655-1581
andrea.ballas@cbs.com

Noelle Llewellyn
212-975-4574
noelle.llewellyn@cbs.com

 

Photo:

Amanda Beane
818-655-1545
amanda.beane@cbs.com

Mary Kouw
212-975-4107
mary.kouw@cbs.com