About the Show

January 2019

THE RED LINE

THE RED LINE is an eight-episode event series that 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.

 

Premieres Sunday, April 28 (8:00-10:00 PM, 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 Twitter:

Emayatzy Corinealdi

@Emayatzy

 

Noel Fisher

@noel_fisher

 

Howard Charles

@MrHowardCharles

 

Aliyah Royale

@AliyahRoyale

 

Michael Patrick Thornton

@ThorntonMPT

 

Vinny Chhibber

@vchhibber

 

Elizabeth Laidlaw

@mzlaylaw

 

Greg Berlanti

@GBerlanti

 

Ava DuVernay

@ava

 

Sarah Schechter

@SarahSoWitty

 

Kevin Hooks

@KevHooks

 

Sunil Nayar

@lcotskeet

 

Caitlin Parrish

@caitlinmparrish

 

Erica Weiss

@EricaMakesPlays

 

Cast and Crew on Instagram:

Noel Fisher

@noelfisher

 

Howard Charles

@officialhowardcharles

 

Aliyah Royale

@aliyahroyale

 

Michael Patrick Thornton

@michaelpatrickthornton

 

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:

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

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