The Red Line is a CBS network drama series created by Caitlin Parrish & Erica Weiss which premiered on April 28, 2019.
The series focus about what happens after a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor; we follow three different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective.
- Noah Wyle as Daniel Calder
- Noel Fisher as Officer Paul Evan
- Michael Patrick Thornton as Jim Evans
- Aliyah Royale as Jira Calder-Brennan
- Vinny Chhibber as Liam
- Emayatzy Corinealdi as Tia Young
- Howard Charles as Ethan Young
- Elizabeth Laidlaw as Victoria “Vic” Renna
On February 2, 2018, it was announced that CBS had given the production a pilot order.
The episode was written by Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss who were expected to executive produce alongside Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
Production companies involved with the pilot include Forward Movement, Berlanti Production, and Warner Bros. Television.
On May 11, 2018, CBS officially ordered the pilot to series. It would premiere in the mid-season of 2019.
On March 1, 2018, it was reported that Noah Wyle has joined the pilot main cast.
On March 6, 2018, it was reported that Noel Fisher and Michael Patrick Thorton had joined the pilot's main cast.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, "The Red Line" holds an approval rating of 77% based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 6.64/10.
The website's critical consensus reads: "If not always graceful, The Red Line is never less than empathetic, effectively applying tried and true storytelling techniques in its attempts to untangle complicated social, culminating in a moving portrait of a community in crisis."
On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews."