A heart-in-your-throat drama, Red Line begins with the mistaken shooting of a black doctor at the hands of a white cop and unfolds from the perspective of each of the families connected to the tragedy. It's a then-and-now meets us-and-them tale about the often-personal politics of crime.
It is being reported that CBS has cancelled The Red Line after just one season. Billed as a limited series, meaning less episodes than a typical network show, the drama aired a short eight-episode run as a mid-season entry this spring.
While reviews were generally positive, the series failed to garner much buzz over the course of its run. Airing on Sunday nights, episodes were regularly bested by its time slot competition.
The Red Line follows the stories of three Chicago families affected by a racially-charged tragedy. As their stories converge, they all discover that issues of race cannot be ignored, and people's backgrounds and biases affect how they act.