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Noah Wyle to Star in Ava DuVernay-Greg Berlanti Police Drama Pilot at CBS

“Red Line” centers on a white Chicago cop shooting a black doctor

Last Updated: March 6, 2018 @ 3:10 PM

Noah Wyle has been cast in the CBS pilot “Red Line” from executive producers Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti.

The drama follows three families all somehow connected to a shooting incident in which a white cop in Chicago mistakenly kills a black doctor. The “Falling Skies” alum will play Daniel Calder, a dedicated high school teacher mourning the loss of his innocent husband.

Aliyah Royale will play Jira, his adopted daughter, whose emotional defenses impact her relationship with her father, especially when he resists her search for her biological mother. “Shameless” alum Noel Fisher, Michael Patrick Thornton and Emayatzy Corinealdi are also attached to star.

Erica Weiss and “Supergirl” alum Caitlin Parrish will write the pilot and co-executive produce. Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions is also an executive producer on the Warner Bros. TV project. Victoria Mahoney will direct.

Wyle is repped by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.