About the Show

December 2018

THE RED LINE

From acclaimed producers Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti, THE RED LINE follows the lives of three vastly different Chicago families whose stories of loss and tragedy intersect in the wake of the mistaken shooting of an African American doctor by a white cop. Daniel Calder is a dedicated high school history teacher mourning the death of his husband while also trying to comfort their adopted daughter, Jira. Facing the loss of one of her fathers, Jira’s emotions affect her relationship with Daniel, especially when she decides to search for her birth mother against his wishes. On the south side of Chicago, political wunderkind Tia Young scours news of the shooting, torn between finally achieving the career she’s dreamed of and risking it all to comfort the daughter she gave up for adoption when she was 15. Tia’s husband, Ethan Young, a red line train operator and devoted father to their 6-year-old son, champions her work but cautions her about connecting with Jira. Police officer Paul Evans is sickened by the enormity of his mistake, confused by how it happened, and concerned with the public and legal fallout. He gets encouragement from his police partner, Victoria “Vic” Renna, whose loyalty may have driven her to go too far to protect him, and his volatile, racially intolerant brother, Jim Evans, a former cop who uses a wheelchair after being shot in the line of duty. As the stories of the Calder, Young and Evans families crisscross and converge, a message of hope appears – it’s possible to emerge from tragedy stronger, and it’s important to come together with others, not just to survive, but to thrive.

 

Premieres during the 2018-2019 season 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:

Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

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

CREATED BY:

Caitlin Parrish & 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 Twitter:

Emayatzy Corinealdi

@Emayatzy

 

Noel Fisher

@noel_fisher

 

Howard Charles

@MrHowardCharles

 

Aliyah Royale

@AliyahRoyale

 

Vinny Chhibber

@vchhibber

 

Elizabeth Laidlaw

@mzlaylaw

 

Greg Berlanti

@GBerlanti

 

Ava DuVernay

@ava

 

Sarah Schechter

@SarahSoWitty

 

Kevin Hooks

@KevHooks

 

Caitlin Parrish

@caitlinmparrish

 

Erica Weiss

@EricaMakesPlays

 

Cast and Crew on Instagram:

Noel Fisher

@noelfisher

 

Howard Charles

@officialhowardcharles

 

Aliyah Royale

@aliyahroyale

 

Vinny Chhibber

@vchhibber

 

Elizabeth Laidlaw

@mzlaylaw

 

Greg Berlanti

@gberlanti

 

Ava DuVernay

@ava

 

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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:

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

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