CBS Orders Pilot For Ava DuVernay’s ‘Red Line’ Drama

by Yah Yah

A Wrinkle In Time director Ava DuVernay has just had her drama titled Red Line picked up by CBS and a pilot has been ordered!

With A Wrinkle In Time dropping in theaters next month, DuVernay is already busy producing the third series of Queen Sugar, as well as working on a Netflix limited-series documentary about the Central Park 5, we have no idea where she finds the time to churn out so many awesome projects- but we’re thankful that she does!

According to the drama’s official synopsis:

Red Line follows the events that occur after a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor. The story is told from the points of views of three different families that all have ties to the case.

Caitlin Parrish (Supergirl, Under the Dome) and Erica Weiss will write the script, and co-executive produce the drama alongside DuVernay.

Last year, Duvernay spoke to KPCC‘s Alex Cohen about overseeing the shooting of a scene in A Wrinkle In Time, which boasted a $100 million budget:

“It was a huge scene: Nine cranes, water cannons, water mortars … there’s a difference. It’s supposed to look like a big, kind of catastrophic scene where this big monster is chasing the kids. The kids are running; there’s stunt doubles … I had four cameras on the action, and I thought, ‘Ah. This is where I’m supposed to be.’ Those are the moments I hang on to, and I put all that other crap that really doesn’t have anything to do with me … I put it to the back of the room.”

I think you’ll agree, there’s no such thing as too much Ava DuVernay!
Congrats, Ava!

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