All American Season 2: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Recap, News

The American sports drama series, ‘All American’ first premiered on October 10, 2018. The television series that is based and inspired by the life of Spencer Paysinger, who is a professional football player, airs on The CW. The sports drama has been gaining quite a fan base, thanks to the footballer’s fans. The production and filming of the show took place in Los Angeles, California.

The series has been created by April Blair and is produced by Robbie Rogers. April Blair, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Rob Hardy, and Nkechi Okoro Carroll are on board as the executive producers of the show. Apart from a strong fan base, the show has also gained critical acclaim for attempting to portray class struggle and social mobility through the world of sports.

All American Cast: Who is in it?

The main cast of ‘All American’ includes 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 plays the role of Billy Baker.

Samantha Logan, who is known for her work in ‘666 Park Avenue’, appears in the role of Olivia Baker, the daughter of Billy Baker. Bre Z, who is known for her work in ‘The Fat Camp’ (2017), appears along with Greta Onieogou, who is known for ‘Miss Sloane’ as Tiana Cooper and Leila Faisal, respectively.

Monet Mazur, who was last seen in ‘Rizzoli & Isles’, also appears 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’, as Laura Fine-Baker (Olivia’s mother); Jordan Baker (Olivia’s brother); and Asher, respectively. Karimah Westbrook known for ‘Best Kept Secret’ plays the role of Grace James. This is enriched by the presence of other supporting actors, and guest stars.

Hopefully, in the upcoming season, the main cast will return and one might expect some new characters to be thrown into the mix if the series shifts its focus to the time Spencer spent in university.

All American Plot: What is it about?

The plot of ‘All American’ is inspired from the life of the NFL pro football player Spencer Paysinger and 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 begin colliding once he accepts the offer.

What stands out about the show is the performance from Ezra as Spencer, and is enough to warrant a watch. Moreover, it portrays the politics of high school football, and the murky world of the selection process, and going on to play football in college. This is compounded by the race of the protagonist and serves as a backdrop for the show to make a social commentary, using a sport that all the nation can relate too. The title of the show has intrinsic hints at what it means to be an American, and football is shown as a liberating front, a way out from a life that is trapped by the socioeconomic conditions of birth. Thus, the series attempts to portray the achievability of the American dream, and sports being used to do that. However, it does not shy away from showing how race and economic privilege can become hurdles in the path of reaching out for that dream.

The series has a certain air of hustling around it, as the protagonist is shown to be perceptive on and off the field. While his success is determined by this, off the field his perception allows him to pick up cues of where he is unwanted. This balance of personal and professional lives and the clash that inevitably comes is what drives the story forward. That being said, some twists in the tale are obvious and the show struggles with pacing in certain parts, but if it has got one good thing going for it, it has to be the solid performances that the cast members are delivering. At the bottom of all the issues and tropes the series takes on, it is ultimately a high school drama about a boy trying to make his mark. Since the series is based on Paysinger’s life, there is plenty of material to explore, but the racial connotations itself could propel the show for several seasons.

Hopefully, in the upcoming season, we will see the show explore more of Paysinger’s life and how his career turned out. Thus we might be looking beyond Spencer’s time at school, and moving on to his game during his university days. From there, the show might even move on to the professional career, and the possibilities and storylines at this moment are limitless and ripe for the taking. Knowing CW, they will milk the story and its elements to the fullest to give viewers a comprehensive tale.

All American Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘All American’ Season 1 premiered on October 10, 2018. On April 24, 2019, Deadline confirmed the news that CW has renewed the show for another season. The network renewed the show in face of growing popularity among the fans and since it has started to attract more viewers ever since it began streaming on Netflix as well. The added exposure gave the network the confidence to move forward with the show.

Our best guess is that if the show does get renewed, ‘All American’ Season 1 can release sometime in October 2019. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.

All American Trailer:

While we wait for an update on season 2, check out the season 1 trailer to refresh your memories. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to Netflix to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons

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