When an innocent African-American doctor is shot by a white police officer in Chicago, the devastating effects are felt by three vastly different families whose stories of loss and tragedy — and their hopes for the future — intersect.
A gripping story told from three different perspectives, each with connections to the case, The Red Line stars Noah Wyle (ER) as Daniel Calder, a dedicated high school teacher mourning the loss of his doctor husband, and now a single parent to his adopted daughter, Jira.
Facing the loss of one of her fathers, Jira’s emotional defences impact her relationship with her other dad — especially when she contemplates a search for her biological mother, Tia Young, against Daniel’s wishes.
A formidable woman raised on the South Side, Tia contemplates contacting Jira after the shooting, but her desire to reconnect with the daughter she gave up for adoption might conflict with her aspirations for a political career.
Tia’s husband, Ethan Young, a Red Line train operator and devoted father to their six-year-old son, champions Tia’s work but cautions her about approaching Jira.
Officer Pete Evans is sickened by his grave mistake, confused by how it happened and forced to face the striking possibility that race could have played a role in his tragic error. His police partner, Victoria “Vic” Renna, remains devoted to him, but her loyalty may have driven her to go too far to protect him.
The stories of the Calder, Young and Evans families converge as they rebuild their lives —not just to survive, but to thrive.
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