Veteran movie star Robert Redford is teaming up with bosses at news network CNN to make a documentary series centred on the people and politics of Chicago, Illinois. The Spy Game actor will step behind the camera to executive produce Chicagoland, an eight-part show which will explore city legislation and the efforts of lawmakers to improve safety and public education. Redford insists landing the job is an "honour" and adds, "The vibrant culture and opportunities inherent in this 21st century, world-class city run alongside profound daily challenges. Much of it falls on the shoulders of its tough, visionary mayor, his team and people doing heroic work in neighbourhoods throughout the city." The show, backed by the star's Sundance Productions company, will air on CNN in 2014.