All American premiered on October 10, 2018.

Premise Edit

Spencer James (Daniel Ezra) 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 (Taye Diggs) recruits him to join the team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace (Karimah Westbrook), and his best friend, Coop (Bre-Z), 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 (Michael Evans Behling), 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 (Samantha Logan), who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla (Greta Onieogou), something her boyfriend, Asher (Cody Christian), quickly realizes — and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good.

Cast/Characters Edit

Daniel Ezra as Spencer James
Taye Diggs as Billy Baker
Samantha Logan as Olivia Baker
Bre-Z as Tamia Cooper
Greta Onieogou as Layla Keating
Monet Mazur as Laura Fine-Baker
Michael Evans Behling as Jordan Baker
Cody Christian as Asher Adams
Karimah Westbrook as Grace James
Jalyn Hall as Dillon James

Jay Reeves as Shawn Scott
Jordan Belfi as Principal Ed Landon
Hunter Clowdus as JJ Parker
Emily Levin as Lucy
Spence Moore II as Chris
Chelsea Tavares as Patience

Danielle Campbell as Hadley
Bill Lee Brown as Alvin Washington
Brent Jennings as Willy Baker
Elvis Nolasco as JP Keating
Niatia "Lil Mama" Kirkland as Chynna
Michelle Hayden as Ripley