Emayatzy Corinealdi has landed a lead role in Ava DuVernay’s CBS drama pilot “Red Line.”
The pilot centers around the moments after a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor. The story follows three different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective.
According to Variety, “Corinealdi will play one of the leads, Tia Young, who is described as a formidable, well-educated woman raised on the South Side of Chicago. Tia’s desire to reconnect with the daughter she gave up for adoption might conflict with her aspirations for a political career. Tia is married to Aaron, and they have a 6-year-old son, Benny.”
Corinealdi has had roles in the long-running television soap, The Young and the Restless, and the Hallmark television film, ‘The Nanny Express’ (2008) as well as in the 2012 movie, ‘Middle of Nowhere’ for which she won several awards.
Other credits include ‘Ballers,’ ‘Hand of God,’ “Roots,” ‘Miles Ahead.’
DuVernay ‘Red Line’ will executive produce along with Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter. Warner Bros. Television will produce, and Victoria Mahoney (‘Say Yes,’ ‘Yelling to the Sky’ will direct the pilot. Mahoney recently directed an episode of the Netflix crime drama, Seven Seconds.