About the Show

“ALL AMERICAN”

The return of ALL AMERICAN finds Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), now a football State Champion, with a tough decision to make. Does he stay in Beverly Hills and play for Coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs)? Or does he move back home to South LA, reunite with his mother, Grace (Karimah Westbrook), brother, Dillon (Jalyn Hall), and play for his father, Corey (Chad Coleman) – the new head coach for the South Crenshaw Chargers? This isn’t an easy decision for him to make because it’s not just about football. It’s about choosing between the people he loves. No longer is Beverly Hills just some affluent place that represents his shot out of the hood. Now, he has friends there, including his antagonist turned ally, Asher (Cody Christian), who’s fighting to hold on to his football dreams. He has his girlfriend there, Layla (Greta Onieogou), who’s secretly battling her own demons. And most importantly, he has a second family there in the likes of the Bakers – Billy, Laura (Monét Mazur), Jordan (Michael Evans Behling) and Olivia (Samantha Logan) – who are struggling to adapt to the new normal of their broken home. However, when Spencer’s thrown an unexpected curve ball, the fallout to his life will end up affecting everyone he holds dear, including his best friend, Coop (Bre-Z), who’s trying to take control of her life by stepping back from gangs and pursuing her musical dreams.

ALL AMERICAN is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Nkechi Okoro Carroll (“Rosewood,” “The Resident”), Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”) and John A. Norris (“Deception”).

 

CREDITS FOR “ALL AMERICAN” ON THE CW

 

Day and time: Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

 

Network debut: October 10, 2018

 

Format: When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

 

Cast: Daniel Ezra as Spencer James

Taye Diggs as Billy Baker

Samantha Logan as Olivia Baker

Bre-Z as Tamia ”Coop” Cooper

Greta Onieogou as Layla Keating

Monet Mazur as Laura Baker

Michael Evans Behling as Jordan Baker

Cody Christian as Asher Adams

Karimah Westbrook as Grace James

Jalyn Hall as Dillon James

 

Executive Producers: April Blair, Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter

 

Origination: Los Angeles, Calif.

 

Produced by: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions

 

Media contacts: Mandy Ellis, 818/977-3719

mandy.ellis@cwtv.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2018

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