The Red Line

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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. read more
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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.

Original Release

04/28/2019 on CBS

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Cast

Emayatzy Corinealdi Tia Young
Noah Wyle Daniel Calder
Noel Fisher Paul Evans
Elizabeth Laidlaw Vic Renna
Howard Charles Ethan Young
Michael Patrick Thornton Jim Evans
Aliyah Royale Jira Calder-Brennan
Vinny Chhibber Liam Bhatt
J.J. Hawkins Riley Hooper
Rammel Chan Matthew Lee
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 We Must All Care Sunday, 28 April 2019
2 We Are Each Other's Harvest Sunday, 28 April 2019
3 For We Meet by One or the Other Sunday, 05 May 2019
4 We Need Glory for a While Sunday, 05 May 2019
5 One Day We May Be More Than a Body Sunday, 12 May 2019
6 We Turn Up This Music Louder Than a Mother's Cry Sunday, 12 May 2019
7 I Must Tell You What We Have Inherited Sunday, 19 May 2019
8 This Victory Alone Is Not the Change We Seek Sunday, 19 May 2019
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