Watch the Trailer for All American, The CW's Answer to Friday Night Lights

The CW has released the trailer for its upcoming high school football drama All American, and it looks like it could satisfy fans of both Friday Night Lights and The O.C.

Inspired by the life of NFL linebacker Spencer Paysinger, All American tells the story of a high school football star from Compton named Spencer James (Daniel Ezra) who gets recruited to play for Beverly Hills High School by the head coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs). He has to navigate two worlds: the Southside hood he's always known,and the affluent Beverly Hills school that offers him a shot at something bigger but is filled with dangers of its own. It's like The Blind Side but sexy.

CW godfather Greg Berlanti is an executive producer, and Reign's April Blair is the showrunner.

The CW's 2018-2019 Fall TV Lineup: Everything You Need to Know

All American will air Wednesdays at 9/8c -- after Riverdale -- on The CW this fall.

(Full disclosure: TV Guide is owned by CBS, one of The CW's parent companies.)

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

Comments
Submit
There are no comments yet. Be the first by writing down your thoughts above.