‘All American‘ is a new football drama series currently airing on the CW network.
The series inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger follows a young talented student from Compton who joins the football team at Beverly Hills High.
The synopsis is as follows: 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.
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.
Daniel Ezra, born in Birmingham has previously starred in Murdered by my Boyfriend (2014), and notably in BBC’s series ‘Undercover‘ (2016) as Dan Johnson the son of Maya Cobbina (Sophie Okonedo) and Nick Johnson (Adrian Lester). The series hailed as being the first to feature an all-black family in a prime-time drama.
All American also stars Taye Diggs (Private Practice, Best Man’s Wedding) and comes from Warner Bros. Television 7 CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions.
Director: Rob Hardy
Writer(s): April Blair | Greg Berlanti
Cast: Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Cody Christian, Karimah Westbrook, Jalyn Hall
Air Date: UK TBC