Noah Wyle Joins CBS Pilot ‘Red Line’
Noah Wyle is playing a teacher again, although this time there should be a lot fewer aliens to deal with!
The ‘Falling Skies’ star has landed a role on ‘Red Line’, the new CBS pilot produced by Ava DuVernay (‘Selma’) and… yes, it’s that guy again… Greg Berlanti.
Written by Caitlin Parrish (‘Supergirl’, ‘Under the Dome’) and Erica Weiss the show examines the aftermath of a police shooting in Chicago where Pete Evans (Noel Fisher – ‘The Long Road Home’, ‘Shameless US’), a white cop, mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor. The series will follow three connected families, with the story being told from each family’s perspective.
Wyle is set to play Daniel Calder, a dedicated high school teacher and husband to the innocent African-American man who was killed. Daniel now finds himself in mourning and left as a single parent to raise their adopted daughter, Jira (Aliyah Royale).
Other cast includes Emayatzy Corinealdi (‘Ballers’, ‘Hand of God’) who plays Jira’s mother, who gave her up for adoption but wants to reconnect, and Michael Patrick Thornton (‘Private Practice’) who is playing Pete’s wheelchair-bound ex-cop brother, Jim Evans, who was shot in the line of duty.
Wyle has starred in sci-fi drama ‘Falling Skies’, where he played history professor Tom Mason, but shot to fame in ‘ER’ as medical student turned doctor, John Carter. He is currently executive producing, writing, directing and starring in ‘The Librarians’.
‘Red Line’ is currently only a pilot, but we’ll let you know if it moves forward.