All American (The CW 2018, Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs)

Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he has to seize.

Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy’s son, Jordan (the team’s starting quarterback), is less than thrilled to be sharing his father’s attention – or the team spotlight – with Spencer.

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While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan’s sister, Olivia, who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla, something her boyfriend, Asher, quickly realizes – and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good. Inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger.

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production details
USA | The CW – Berlanti Productions – CBS Television Studios – Warner Bros. Television | x50 minutes | Premieres 10 October 2018

April Blair as Creator and Executive Producer
Greg Berlanti as Executive Producer
Rob Hardy as Executive Producer and Director of Pilot
Sarah Schechter as Executive Producer

cast
Bre-Z as Tiana ‘Coop’ Cooper
Cody Christian as Asher
Daniel Ezra as Spencer James
Greta Onieogou as Leila Faisal
Jalyn Hall as Dillon
Karimah Westbrook as Grace James
Michael Evans Behling as Jordan Baker
Monet Mazur as Laura Fine-Baker
Samantha Logan as Olivia Baker
Taye Diggs as Billy Baker

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