The American drama series, All American made its debut on 10th October 2018. The television series that is based and inspired by the life of Spencer Paysinger who is a professional football player aired on The CW. Conceived and conceptualized by April Blair, the sports drama has been gaining a fan base, kudos to the footballer’s fans. In September 2017, The CW channel announced that Greg Berlanti who is a veteran in the field was in the process of developing two pilots for the network, one of which was based on the NFL football player, Spencer Paysinger’s life. It was also confirmed that the untitled project would be written and executively produced by April Blair along with Sarah Schechter and Greg Berlanti. A pilot for the unnamed project, named Spencer that was to become a potential series was ordered in January 2018. After receiving a great response, the pilot was ordered to a series on 11th May 2018. The production and filming took place in Los Angeles, California. Warner Bros Television Distribution is responsible for the collection of inter-state and international distribution and is also one of the production companies along with Berlanti Productions and CBS Television Studios.
All American Season 1 Cast: Who’s in it?
The sports drama features Daniel Ezra, who is known for his work in ‘The Missing’. He plays the lead, Spencer James. Co-starring with him is Taye Diggs, who was last seen in ‘Murder in the First’. He was a cast for playing the role of Billy Baker on 22nd February 2018. A week later, Samantha Logan, who is known for her work in ‘666 Park Avenue’, was cast for the role of Olivia Baker, the daughter of Billy Baker. Bre Z who is known for her work in ‘The Fat Camp’ (2017) was cast on 15th March along with Greta Onieogou, who is known for ‘Miss Sloane’ as Tiana Cooper and Leila Faisal, respectively. On 16th March, Monet Mazur, who was last seen in ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ was cast along with Michael Evans Behling who is a relatively new actor that appeared on the show ‘empire’ and Cody Christian, who gained popularity from the show ‘Pretty Little Liars’, were cast as Laura Fine-Baker (Olivia’s mother); Jordan Baker (Olivia’s brother); and Asher, respectively. On March 19th, Karimah Westbrook known for ‘Best Kept Secret’ was cast for the role of Grace James. The cast of All American would be expected to return in its next season when it is renewed.
All American Season 1 Plots: What is it about?
Inspired from the life of the NFL pro football player Spencer Paysinger, the show follows the life of a high school footballer from South Los Angeles who is given the opportunity to play for the Beverly Hills High. The lives of two families, Crenshaw and Beverly Hills began colliding once he accepts the offer.