Local Pakistani, Muslim, queer actress-activist Fawzia Mirza will be a writer on the CBS show Red Line.
Ava Duvernay and Greg Berlanti are the executive producers of this Chicago-set series that looks at the lives of three families. Erica Weiss and Caitlin Montanye Parrish are co-creators.
Deadline noted that Noah Wyle ( ER; The Librarians ) has been tapped as the lead of the racially charged hourlong drama. Red Line explores what happens after a white cop in Chicago ( Noel Fisher ) mistakenly shoots and kills a Black doctor; Wyle will play a high school teacher who was the victim's husband.
The Deadline article is at deadline.com/2018/03/noah-wyle-cast-cbs-pilot-red-line-ava-duvernay-greg-berlanti-1202312484/ .