All American is more than the classic tale of a big fish in a small pond. It’s an inspiring reflection of the daily struggles experienced by urban, African American youth. Viewers are privy to the unique challenges associated with the cultural demographic and the disadvantaged social class. Education and sports are commendably showcased as tools that will transform youth into something greater. An underdog with feelings of misplacement has a universal appeal that’s sure to resonate with audiences. The new CW series is sensitively rendered and relatable towards today’s youth. Amidst the rising tension, there are still light-hearted elements such as teen parties, crushes, and everyday school life. All American offers a compelling cast of characters and a protagonist worth cheering on.
Spencer James’ undeniable talent propels him to a place where he can thrive as an outstanding football player. As with any good coming of age story, Spencer will face challenges that test his unbreakable spirit and show the world what he’s made of. Most importantly, his journey of self-realization will allow him to excel in ways he never knew were possible on and off the field.
This soon to be popular show stars Taye Diggs, Daniel Ezra, Samantha Logan, and Michael Evans Behling. The series is directed by Rob Hardy. The heartfelt drama is inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger. All American is scheduled to air October 10 at 9:00 pm EST.
Check out the trailer below. You won’t be disappointed.