‘All American’ TV Show Preview: Plot Details, Cast Info, and Season 1 Photos

The CW’s unveiled a compelling new trailer for the fall drama, All American, starring Daniel Ezra and Taye Diggs. The new series will premiere on October 10, 2018 and will air this fall on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, immediately after Riverdale season three. The four-minute extended trailer introduces the audience to Spencer, a star athlete recruited to attend a more prestigious high school in a better part of town.

All American stars Daniel Ezra as Spencer James and Taye Diggs as Coach Billy Baker. The cast also includes Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian, and Karimah Westbrook.

The one-hour drama was inspired by NFL player’s Spencer Paysinger’s life. The Warner Bros Television and CBS Television Studios production is executive produced by April Blair (Reign), Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Riverdale), Sarah Schechter (The Flash, Riverdale), and Rob Hardy (Power).

The All American Plot: Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger.

When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy’s son, Jordan (the team’s starting quarterback), is less than thrilled to be sharing his father’s attention — or the team spotlight — with Spencer. While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan’s sister, Olivia, who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla, something her boyfriend, Asher, quickly realizes — and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good.

All American TV Series Preview: Taye Diggs and Daniel Ezra
Taye Diggs as Billy Baker and Daniel Ezra as Spencer James in ‘All American’ (Photo: Ray Mickshaw © 2018 The CW Network)
All American TV Series Preview:  Daniel Ezra
Daniel Ezra as Spencer James in ‘All American’ (Photo: Jesse Giddings © 2018 The CW Network)
All American TV Series Poster
Daniel Ezra as Spencer James and Taye Diggs as Billy Baker on the poster for ‘All American’ (Photo: JSquared Photography © 2018 The CW Network)