All American (TV series)

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All American
Created by
Opening theme "Down In Flames" by Semisonic
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Robbie Rogers
Running time 40-43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network The CW

All American is an upcoming American television drama series, created by April Blair, to debut on The CW on October 10, 2018. The series is inspired by the life of professional football player Spencer Paysinger.


"When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds—Crenshaw and Beverly Hills—begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Jay Reeves as Shawn Scott[10]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
1"Pilot"[1]Rob HardyApril BlairOctober 10, 2018 (2018-10-10)[11]TBATBD



In September 2017, it was announced that The CW veteran Greg Berlanti had two pilots in development for the network, one of them inspired by the life of NFL football player Spencer Paysinger. It was also revealed that April Blair would write and executive produce the untitled project, with Berlanti and Sarah Schechter executive producing.[12] A pilot for the potential series, then called Spencer, was ordered in January 2018.[13] The pilot was ordered to series on May 11, 2018.[1]


On February 22, 2018, Taye Diggs was cast as Billy Baker, followed a week later with Samantha Logan cast as Olivia Baker, his daughter.[3][4] The rest of the cast was filled out through mid-March with Bre-Z and Greta Onieogou cast on March 15 as characters, Tiana Cooper and Leila Faisal, respectively, with Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, and Cody Christian cast the next day, to play Laura Fine-Baker, Olivia's mother; Jordan Baker, Olivia's brother; and Asher, respectively.[5][6][7] Karimah Westbrook was cast as Grace James on March 19 and Daniel Ezra was cast in the lead role of Spencer James on March 21.[8][2] On May 31, Jalyn Hall was promoted to a series regular as Dillion, Spencer's little brother.[9] Danielle Campbell guest stars in the pilot.[14]


Filming for the series will take place in Los Angeles, California.[15] The pilot was filmed during the first quarter of 2018. Filming for season one began in July.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (11 May 2018). "The CW Picks Up 'Charmed' & 'Roswell' Reboots, 'TVD'/'Originals Offshoot, 'In The Dark' & Greg Berlanti Pilot To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (March 21, 2018). "Daniel Ezra Lands the Lead In Spencer Paysinger CW Pilot From Greg Berlanti". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 1, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (February 22, 2018). "Taye Diggs to Star in Greg Berlanti-Produced CW Pilot (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 1, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 1, 2018). "Luke Arnold Joins 'For Love' ABC Pilot; Samantha Logan In April Blair/Spencer Paysinger CW Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 1, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (March 15, 2018). "Bre-Z & Greta Onieogou Join April Blair/Spencer Paysinger CW Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 1, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (March 16, 2018). "Monet Mazur & Michael Evans Behling Cast In April Blair/Spencer Paysinger CW Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 1, 2018. 
  7. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 16, 2018). "Cody Christian Cast In CW's April Blair/Spencer Paysinger Pilot; Richard Esteras In 'Skinny Dip'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 1, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 19, 2018). "Karimah Westbrook Joins CW's April Blair/Spencer Paysinger Pilot; Justina Adorno Books ABC's 'Grand Hotel'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 1, 2018. 
  9. ^ a b Petski, Denise (May 31, 2018). "'All American': Jalyn Hall Upped To Series Regular On CW Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 1, 2018. 
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (September 14, 2018). "'Yellowstone' Casts Neal McDonough; Jay Reeves Joins 'All American'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 14, 2018. 
  11. ^ Swift, Andy (June 20, 2018). "The CW Sets Fall Premiere Dates, Including New 'Super' Sunday". TVLine. Retrieved June 21, 2018. 
  12. ^ Otterson, Joe (September 22, 2017). "Greg Berlanti to Shepherd Time Travel Love Story, Football Drama Projects at CW". Variety. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  13. ^ Otterson, Joe (January 30, 2018). "'Roswell' Reboot, Greg Berlanti Football Drama Among Six CW Pilot Orders". Variety. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 5, 2018). "'Tell Me A Story': Danielle Campbell To Star In Kevin Williamson's CBS All Access Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. 
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 9, 2018). "Pilot Locations 2018: New York Business Booming, Chicago Gains As Atlanta Slips". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 

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